Ten fun facts about Utah


Fact 1
The first department store in the nation originated in Utah. It is called Zions Co-Operative Mercantile and is still in operation today.

Fact 2
The Mormon Temple located in Salt Lake City is considered to be the largest and most popular place of worship of its kind. It took a total of 40 years for construction on the building to be completed.

Fact 3
The largest natural-rock span which is 278 feet wide and 309 feet in height is Rainbow Bridge located in Utah.


Fact 4
The largest lake in the state is 2,100 square miles in size. It is The Great Salt Lake.

Fact 5
The average snowfall that takes place in the mountains located near Salt Lake City is 500 inches a year.

Fact 6
When originally named, Salt Lake City was called Great Salt Lake City. In 1868 a vote was taken and the word “Great” was removed from the cities title.

Fact 7
The official symbol of the state is the “Beehive.” This image symbolizes industry from the state and thrift.

Fact 8
The word Utah derives from the Ute Indian language. The word means “people of the mountains.”

Fact 9
This state has a total of five national parks. They are Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce, and Capitol Reef.

Fact 10
65% of the land in the state is owned by the government.


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Short about Utah
Is a state located in the western part of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
880,873
Population
2,854,871
Per capita income
$23,794
Life expectancy in number of years
80.2
Statehood
January 4, 1896
Capital
Salt Lake City
Largest city
Salt Lake City
Number of billionaires
1
State dance
Square Dance
State color
Black and Yellow
State bird
California gull
State mammal
Rocky Mountain elk
State fish
Bonneville cutthroat trout
State tree
Quaking Aspen
State flower
Sego lily

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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