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Utah Facts & Figures
Origin of Name named for the Ute Indians. Area (rank) 84,904 sq mi (13th). Population (rank) 2,900,872 (33rd). Capital Salt Lake City. First Explored By Silvestre Velez de Escalante and Francisco Atanasio Dominguez, in 1776. Admitted to Statehood (rank) January 4, 1896 (45th).
Official Symbols of UtahOfficial Symbols of Utah
The Beehive became the official State Emblem on March 4, 1959. Utahns relate the beehive symbol to industry and the pioneer virtues of thrift and perseverance. It was chosen as the emblem for the provisional State of Deseret in 1848 and was maintained on the seal of the State of Utah when Utah became a state in 1896.
Bryce Canyon National ParkBryce Canyon National Park
consists of some of the world's most oddly shaped and beautifully colored rocks. The combination of water and erosion shaped the colorful limestones, sandstones and mustones into thousands of even more colorful spires, fins, pinnacles, and mazes.
Great Salt LakeGreat Salt Lake
is the largest lake in the Western United States. It is very different from almost every other lake in the world because it is very shallow and extremely salty. In fact, it is actually saltier than the oceans.
Zion National ParkZion National Park
features many colorful canyons, some of which are extremely narrow and have deep, plunging walls. Rock formations range in color from dark red and orange to light purple and pink.

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