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Utah Facts

  • Capital City: Salt Lake City (pop.) 180,651 (2008 est.)
  • Utah Population: 2,855,287 (2012 est.) (34th)
  • Utah Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

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  • Utah Quarter: The fifth and final commemorative quarter coin released in 2007 honors Utah, and is the 45th coin in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.

    Utah was admitted into the Union on January 4, 1896, becoming our Nation's 45th State. Utah's quarter features two train locomotives moving toward the golden spike that joined the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroad, linking East to West and the inscription "Crossroads of the West".

    The coin also bears the inscriptions of "Utah" and "1896".

    The "Joining of the Rails Ceremony" where the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railorads completed the transcontinental route took place on May 10, 1869 at Promontory, Utah. This historic event made cross-country travel more convenient and economical. With the construction of the railroad and the mining boom, ethnic and diverse populations arrived in Utah.

    Because of its central location, Utah became known as the "Crossroads of the West".
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  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, Sandy, Orem, Ogden
  • Name: It developed from a term that once refered to the Ute Indians as "people of the higher mountain."
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  • Statehood: January 4, 1896 (45th state)
  • Symbols

Utah Photographs

State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America, North America

State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City...
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Utah Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Beaver Beaver 435
Brigham City Box Elder 435
Logan Cache 435
Price Carbon 435
Manila Daggett 435
Layton Davis 801
Roosevelt Duchesne 435
Huntington Emery 435
Panguitch Garfield 435
Moab Grand 435
Cedar City Iron 435
Nephi Juab 435
Kanab Kane 435
Delta Millard 435
Morgan Morgan 801
Circleville Piute 435
Garden City Rich 435
Sandy Salt Lake 801
West Jordan Salt Lake 801
Salt Lake City Salt Lake 801
West Valley City Salt Lake 801
Blanding San Juan 435
Ephraim Sanpete 435
Richfield Sevier 435
Park City Summit 435
Tooele Tooele 435
Vernal Uintah 435
Provo Utah 801
Heber City Wasatch 435
Saint George Washington 435
Loa Wayne 435
Ogden Weber 801

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