- Capital City: Salt Lake City (pop.) 180,651 (2008 est.)
- Utah Population: 2,855,287 (2012 est.) (34th)
- Utah Population: (per square mile)
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- 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)