Utah State Facts and History

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Utah Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Gary R. Herbert (Republican)
  • Capital: Salt Lake City
  • Population: 3,205,958 (2019 est.)
  • Land Area: 82,169.62 sq km
  • Water Area: 2,727.26 sq km
  • Total Area: 84,896.88 SQ KM
  • State Motto: “Industry”
  • Nickname: Beehive State
  • Electoral votes: 6
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 3 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Utah, This Is the Place”
  • Date of Statehood: January 4, 1896
  • Time Zone: Mountain (GMT − 7 hours)
  • Official Website of Utaha: utah.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: UT
  • Origin of name: The meaning of Utes as “the mountain people” is attributed to the neighboring Pueblo Indians, specifically from the Apache word Yuttahih, which means “one that is higher up” or “those that are higher up”

State Symbol of Utah

State AnimalRocky Mountain elk
State Astronomical SymbolBeehive cluster located in the constellation of Cancer the Crab
State BirdCommon American gull
State Cooking PotDutch oven
State FirearmJohn M. Browning designed M1911 automatic pistol
State FishBonneville cutthroat trout
State FlowerSego lily
State Folk DanceSquare dance
State FossilAllosaurus
State FruitCherry
State GemTopaz
State GrassIndian rice grass
State Historic VegetableSugar beet
State Hymn“Utah We Love Thee”
State InsectHoneybee
State MineralCopper
State MottoIndustry
NicknameBeehive State
State Railroad MuseumOgden Union Station
State RockCoal
State Song“Utah, This Is The Place”
State StarDubhe
State TreeQuaking aspen
State VegetableSpanish sweet onion
State Winter SportsSkiing and snowboarding

Sports Teams

  • NBA: Utah Jazz
  • MLS: Real Salt Lake

College & Universities

American Institute of Medical-dental TechnologyOgden Institute of Massage Therapy
AmeriTech College-DraperOgden-Weber Applied Technology College
AmeriTech College-ProvoPaul Mitchell the School-Provo
Beau La Reine College of BeautyPremier Hair Academy
Bridgerland Applied Technology CollegeProvo College-Provo
Brigham Young University-ProvoRenaissance School of Therapeutic Massage
Broadview University-West JordanSalt Lake Community College
Davis Applied Technology CollegeSalt Lake Community College-Skills Center
Dixie State College of UtahSherman Kendall’s Academy-Sugarhouse
Eagle Gate College-LaytonSherman Kendalls Academy of Beauty Arts & Sciences
Eagle Gate College-MurraySkinworks School of Advanced Skincare
Eagle Gate College-Salt Lake CitySnow College
Echelon Edge Academy Of Hair Skin and NailsSouthern Utah University
Evans Hairstyling College-Cedar CityStevens-Henager College of Business-Provo
Evans Hairstyling College-St GeorgeStevens-Henager College-Logan
Hairitage Hair AcademyStevens-Henager College-Murray
Healing Mountain Massage SchoolUintah Basin Applied Technology College
International Institute of Hair DesignUniversity of Phoenix-Utah Campus
ITT Technical Institute-MurrayUniversity of Utah
Latter-day Saints Business CollegeUtah College of Massage Therapy Inc-Salt Lake City
Marinello Schools of Beauty-LaytonUtah College of Massage Therapy Inc-Utah Valley
Marinello Schools of Beauty-OgdenUtah State University
Marinello Schools of Beauty-ProvoUtah State University-College of Eastern Utah
Myotherapy College of UtahUtah State University-Regional Campuses and Distance Education
Neumont UniversityUtah Valley University
Western Governors UniversityWeber State University
Westminster College

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Monument Valley
  2. Zion National Park
  3. Arches National Park
  4. Canyonlands National Park
  5. Hogle Zoo
  6. Park City Mountain Resort
  7. Angels Landing
  8. Bryce Canyon National Park
  9. Great Salt Lake
  10. Capitol Reef National Park
  11. Thanksgiving Point
  12. Brighton Ski Resort
  13. Lagoon
  14. Temple Square
  15. Snowbasin
  16. Powder Mountain
  17. Dinosaur National Monument
  18. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
Maude Adamsactress;
Roseanne Barractress;
Frank Borzagefilm director and producer;
John M. Browninginventor;
Butch Cassidyoutlaw;
Laraine Dayactress;
Bernard De Votowriter;
Avard Fairbankssculptor;
Philo Farnsworthtelevision pioneer;
Jake Garsenator;
Anthony Gearyactor;
John Gilbertactor;
Jon Huntsmanformer governor, political figure;
Jewel singer,songwriter;
J. Willard Marriottrestaurant and hotel chain founder;
Peter Skene Ogdenfur trader and trapper;
Donny Osmond, Marie Osmondsingers;
Ivy Baker Priest U.S.;treasurer
Lee Greene Richardspainter;
Leroy Robertsoncomposer;
Brent Scowcroftbusiness executive and consultant;
Reed Smootfirst Mormon elected to U.S. Senate;
Mack Swainactor;
Everett Thorpepainter;
Robert Walkeractor;
Mary Elizabeth Winsteadactor;
James Woodsactor;
Brigham Youngterritory governor and religious leader;
Loretta Youngactress;
Steve Youngfootball player.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Roseanne Barr
  2. James Woods
  3. Loretta Young

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