The state flag of Utah.
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|Capital:||Salt Lake City|
|Population:||2,763,885 (July 2016)|
|Size:||84,898 square miles|
|Nickname(s):||Beehive State, Friendly State.|
|Tree:||Quaking Aspen, Blue Spruce|
Utah become the 45th state in 1896. The state is unique in that more than half the population reports they are member of a single religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The church is responsible for the settlement of the area; however, the Church’s belief in and the practice of polygamy hampered its ability to become a state. The Church banned polygamy in 1890, but before the territory was admitted to the Union, the ban had to be written into the state constitution.
The state has a number of colleges and universities. Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, was established in 1875. BYU is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and its student body is predominately made up of church members. The private university has a dress code and does not allow the student body to consume alcohol, take illegal drugs or engage in premarital sex. The honor code closely follows the teachings of the Church.
The National Basket Ball Association’s Utah Jazz is located in Salt Lake City. The team move there from New Orleans in 1979. Major League Soccer is played in Sandy, Utah, by Real State Lake.
The economy is Utah is driven by many factors. Two of the leading factors are mining, which will be discussed below, and tourism. The mountains in Utah are a year round destination for tourist. Tourists enjoy snowboarding, snow skiing, hiking, camping and countless other activities while visiting Utah.
Lake Powell, on the Colorado River, is another tourist destination. The lake was created by the Glen Canyon Dam. The canyon which became the lake exhibits layers formed over millions of years. In addition to those who come to see the canyon walls, tourists enjoy fishing, water sports and hiking in the area.
Utah contains a wealth of mined material including: gold, uranium, coal, silver, zinc, lead, copper, and beryllium. In addition, companies drill for petroleum and natural gas. The state is home to one of the largest open pit mines in the world. The Bingham Canyon Mine extracts porphyry copper from an open pit mine.
Utah’s geography ranges from mountains to deserts and sand dunes to forests. Areas of the state may receive less than 12 inches of rain a year while the mountain receive as much as 500 inches of snow. Temperature can be very cold in winter and very hot in summer depending on your location.
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