Where is Provo, UT?

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Provo is a city found in Utah, The United States Of America. It is located 40.23 latitude and -111.66 longitude and it is situated at elevation 1394 meters above sea level.

Provo has a population of 112,488 making it the 3rd biggest city in Utah. It operates on the MDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Salt Lake City.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State Utah
Population 112,488
Elevation 1,394 m over sea level
Time Zone MDT
Longitude -111.658530
Latitude 40.233840
Airport Provo Municipal Airport


Provo, Utah is bordered to the west by Utah Lake with the rugged Wasatch Mountains looming in the northeast.

This western city is known for a conservative yet friendly atmosphere that reminds visitors of a simpler time. The city's site was originally inhabited by the Ute Indians for hundreds of years before explorers from Europe arrived. Provo was first a trading post in the early 1800's, founded by fur trapper and local character Etienne Provost, hence, the name 'Provo'.

The Mormons arrived in the mid 1800's, shortly after settling the neighbor to the north, Salt Lake City. These rugged pioneers helped the town grow over the years, eventually becoming a large city in Utah.

The Mormons founded Brigham Young Academy in 1892, later to become the famous BYU, and built the unique, historic Provo Tabernacle in 1912.

Today Provo is a welcoming place for Utah visitors and residents alike. This prosperous city is home to technology and skin care companies, has an eco-conscious attitude, and is surrounded by some of the most stunning natural beauty in the United States.

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Sitting on the shores of Provo Bay and with the Wasatch Range on the horizon, outdoor adventures around Provo are plentiful and challenging for the Utah explorer. Hiking, camping, fishing, ATV's and western skiing at Sundown Resort are all part of the Provo outdoor experience.

Salt Lake City is only 45 minutes away, giving Provo travelers access to great museums, the Arts and the most famous Mormon institutions. A couple of hours to the west are the famous Bonneville Salt Flats where racers come from around the world to break land records for jet cars, wind surfers, and every other vehicle known to man.


This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.