Utah

State of Utah
Flag of UtahState seal of Utah
FlagSeal
Nickname(s): Beehive State (official), The Mormon State, Deseret
Motto(s): Industry
State song(s): "Utah, This is the Place"
Map of the United States with Utah highlighted
Official languageEnglish
DemonymUtahn or Utahan[1]
Capital
(and largest city)
Salt Lake City
Largest metroSalt Lake City
AreaRanked 13th
 • Total84,899 sq mi
(219,887 km2)
 • Width270 miles (435 km)
 • Length350 miles (560 km)
 • % water3.25
 • Latitude37° N to 42° N
 • Longitude109° 3′ W to 114° 3′ W
PopulationRanked 31st
 • Total3,101,833 (2017 est.)[2]
 • Density36.53/sq mi  (14.12/km2)
Ranked 41st
 • Median household income$66,258[3] (11th)
Elevation
 • Highest pointKings Peak[4][5][6]
13,534 ft (4,120.3 m)
 • Mean6,100 ft  (1,860 m)
 • Lowest pointBeaver Dam Wash at Arizona border[5][6][7]
2,180 ft (664.4 m)
Before statehoodUtah Territory
Admission to UnionJanuary 4, 1896 (45th)
GovernorGary Herbert (R)
Lieutenant GovernorSpencer J. Cox (R)
LegislatureState Legislature
 • Upper houseState Senate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsOrrin Hatch (R)
Mike Lee (R)
U.S. House delegation
Time zoneMountain: UTC −7/−6
ISO 3166US-UT
AbbreviationsUT, Ut.
Websiteutah.gov
Utah state symbols
Flag of Utah.svg
Seal of Utah.svg
Living insignia
BirdCalifornia gull
FishBonneville cutthroat trout
FlowerSego lily
GrassIndian ricegrass
MammalRocky Mountain Elk
TreeQuaking aspen
Inanimate insignia
DanceSquare dance
DinosaurUtahraptor
FirearmBrowning M1911
FossilAllosaurus
GemstoneTopaz
MineralCopper
TartanUtah State Centennial Tartan
State route marker
Utah state route marker
State quarter
Utah quarter dollar coin
Released in 2007
Lists of United States state symbols

Utah (ɔː/ YOO-taw, ɑː/ -tah About this sound listen) is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the U.S. on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest by area, 31st-most-populous, and 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of more than 3 million according to the Census estimate for July 1, 2016. Urban development is mostly concentrated in two areas: the Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state, which contains approximately 2.5 million people; and Washington County in Southern Utah, with over 160,000 residents.[8] Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast.

Approximately 62% of Utahns are reported to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS (Mormons), which greatly influences Utahn culture and daily life.[9] The LDS Church's world headquarters is located in Salt Lake City.[10][11] Utah is the only state with a majority population belonging to a single church.[12]

The state is a center of transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, mining, and a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation. In 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Utah had the second fastest-growing population of any state.[13] St. George was the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States from 2000 to 2005.[14] Utah also has the 14th highest median average income and the least income inequality of any U.S. state. A 2012 Gallup national survey found Utah overall to be the "best state to live in" based on 13 forward-looking measurements including various economic, lifestyle, and health-related outlook metrics.[15]

Etymology

A common folk etymology is that the name "Utah" is derived from the name of the Ute tribe, purported to mean "people of the mountains" in the Ute language.[16] This is, in fact, a false etymology. The term is not native in origin and its etymology is unclear. In actuality the word for people in Ute is 'núuchiu' while the word for mountain is 'káav(i)', offering no linguistic connection to the words 'Ute' or 'Utah'.[17] According to other sources "Utah" is derived from the Apache name "yuttahih" which means "One that is Higher up" or "Those that are higher up".[16] In the Spanish language it was said as "Yuta", subsequently the English-speaking people adapted the word "Utah".[18]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Utah
አማርኛ: ዩታህ
Ænglisc: Utah
العربية: يوتا
aragonés: Utah
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܝܘܬܐ
arpetan: Utah
asturianu: Utah
Avañe'ẽ: Utah
Aymar aru: Utah suyu
azərbaycanca: Yuta
تۆرکجه: یوتا ایالتی
বাংলা: ইউটা
Bân-lâm-gú: Utah
башҡортса: Юта
беларуская: Юта
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Юта
भोजपुरी: ऊटा
Bikol Central: Utah
Bislama: Yuta
български: Юта
Boarisch: Utah
བོད་ཡིག: ཡུ་ཊ།
bosanski: Utah
brezhoneg: Utah
буряад: Юта
català: Utah
Чӑвашла: Юта
Cebuano: Utah
čeština: Utah
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Utah
corsu: Utah
Cymraeg: Utah
dansk: Utah
davvisámegiella: Utah
Deutsch: Utah
eesti: Utah
Ελληνικά: Γιούτα
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Utah
español: Utah
Esperanto: Utaho
estremeñu: Utah
euskara: Utah
فارسی: یوتا
Fiji Hindi: Utah
føroyskt: Utah
français: Utah
Frysk: Utah
Gaeilge: Utah
Gaelg: Utah
Gagauz: Utah
Gàidhlig: Utah
galego: Utah
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Utah
хальмг: Юта
한국어: 유타주
Hawaiʻi: Uka
հայերեն: Յուտա
हिन्दी: यूटा
hrvatski: Utah
Ido: Utah
Igbo: Yútạh
Ilokano: Utah
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: ইউটা
Bahasa Indonesia: Utah
interlingua: Utah
Interlingue: Utah
Iñupiak: Utah
Ирон: Ютæ
isiZulu: Utah
íslenska: Utah
italiano: Utah
עברית: יוטה
Basa Jawa: Utah
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಯೂಟ
Kapampangan: Utah
ქართული: იუტა
қазақша: Юта
kernowek: Utah
Kiswahili: Utah
Kreyòl ayisyen: Youta
kurdî: Utah
кырык мары: Юта
Ladino: Utah
لۊری شومالی: یۊتا
Latina: Uta
latviešu: Jūta
Lëtzebuergesch: Utah
lietuvių: Juta
Ligure: Utah
Limburgs: Utah
lumbaart: Utah
magyar: Utah
मैथिली: युटा
македонски: Јута
Malagasy: Utah
മലയാളം: യൂറ്റാ
Māori: Utah
मराठी: युटा
მარგალური: იუტა
مصرى: يوتا
مازِرونی: یوتا
Bahasa Melayu: Utah
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Utah
Mirandés: Utah
монгол: Юта
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ယူးတားပြည်နယ်
Dorerin Naoero: Utah
Nederlands: Utah
Nedersaksies: Utah
नेपाली: युटा
नेपाल भाषा: युताः
日本語: ユタ州
нохчийн: Юта
Nordfriisk: Utah
norsk: Utah
norsk nynorsk: Utah
occitan: Utah
олык марий: Юта
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Yuta
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਯੂਟਾ
पालि: उटाह
پنجابی: یوٹاہ
Piemontèis: Utah
Plattdüütsch: Utah
polski: Utah
português: Utah
română: Utah
rumantsch: Utah
Runa Simi: Utah suyu
русский: Юта
саха тыла: Юта
Gagana Samoa: Iutā
संस्कृतम्: यूटाह
sardu: Utah
Scots: Utah
Seeltersk: Utah
shqip: Utah
sicilianu: Utah
Simple English: Utah
slovenčina: Utah
slovenščina: Utah
ślůnski: Utah
کوردی: یووتا
српски / srpski: Јута
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Utah
suomi: Utah
svenska: Utah
Tagalog: Utah
தமிழ்: யூட்டா
татарча/tatarça: Юта (штат)
తెలుగు: యూటా
Tsetsêhestâhese: Utah
Türkçe: Utah
українська: Юта
اردو: یوٹاہ
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: Yuta Shitati
vèneto: Utah
Tiếng Việt: Utah
Volapük: Utah
文言: 猶他州
Winaray: Utah
ייִדיש: יוטא
Yorùbá: Utah
粵語: 猶他州
Zazaki: Utah
žemaitėška: Juta
中文: 犹他州
Kabɩyɛ: Utaa
Lingua Franca Nova: Utah