Utah is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States. On January 4, 1896, President Cleveland proclaimed Utah a state on an equal footing with the other states of the Union.
Utah has been inhabited for thousands of years by various indigenous groups such as the ancient Puebloans, Navajo and Ute.
The name is Utah is said to derive from the name of the Ute tribe, meaning ‘people of the mountains.
Utah is bordered by Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Colorado to the east, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west.
Utah has a highly diversified economy, with major sectors including transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, mining, and tourism.
Utah Stats and Facts
|Nickname||The Beehive State|
|Capital||Salt Lake City|
|Population||3.338 million (2021)|
|Statehood Day||January 4, 1896 (45th state)|
|Area||84,898 SQ. MI|
Utah’s Brief Timeline History
|1765||Spanish explorer Juan Antonio de Rivera visits the area.|
|1821||Mexico became independent from Spain and took control of Utah.|
|1847||The Mormons arrive and found Salt Lake City.|
|1848||Utah became part of the United States after the Mexican-American War.|
|1896||Utah is admitted as the 45th state.|
|2002||The Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City|
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