Facts About Provo
Provo lies between the cities of Orem to the north and Springville to the south.
Provo elevation is 4,549 feet above sea level.
The estimated population of Provo is 116,403, as of 2019.
Provo was named for the French-Canadian explorer, Etienne Provost. He, with his party, explored the area in 1825. He named the river here for himself, calling it the Provo River.
Provo lies in the Utah Valley at an elevation of 4,549 feet, above sea level.
The city has an area of 44.2 square miles, of which 41.7 square miles is land and 2.5 square miles is water.
Originally called Timpanogots after the Timpanogos Tribe that was native to the area, Provo became Utah County’s first city in 1849.
Provo was Incorporated as a city in 1849.
Provo is twinned with Nanning, China; Chengdu, China & Meissen, Germany.
In popular culture, Provo is mentioned in the arcade game Rad Mobile by Sega.