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Some Facts About Utah

Utah was the 45th state to enter the United States (January 4, 1896). 

State Name - The state of Utah is named after the Utes, an American Indian tribe.

Population - As of 2018 Utah has a population of approximately 3,216,857, Utah ranks as the 30th most populous state in the United States. 85% percent (2018) of the population lives along the Wasatch front (Salt Lake, Davis, Utah and Weber Counties).

Land area–84,916 sq. mi.; 66.5% is owned by the federal government.

Highest and Lowest Point
Kings Peak, 13,534 ft. (Uinta Mountains, Duchesne Co. – NE part of state)
Beaver Dam Wash, 2,180 ft. (Near St. George, Washington Co. SW part of state)

Great Salt Lake
Area 1,060,000 acres
Average elevation 4,200 ft.
Highest elevation (1986) 4,211.85 ft.
Lowest elevation (1963) 4,191 ft.

Natural Features
5 national parks: Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion
7 national monuments: Cedar Breaks, Dinosaur, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Hovenweep, Natural Bridges, Rainbow Bridge, and Timpanogos Cave.
2 national recreation areas: Flaming Gorge and Glen Canyon...      6 national forests: Ashley, Dixie, Fishlake, Manti-LaSal, Uinta, and Wasatch-Cache.

Utah Almanac gives you access to information about specific cities or locations in Utah, such as elevation, longitude/latitude, roads, zip codes, phone prefixes and related historical information.  Satellite images and other geographic information can also be obtained.