• some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Salt Lake City // state code ISO: UT ; FIPS: US49
    surface: 212816 = 82170 sq.mi // rank in USA: 12 // location: West Middle Rocky Mountain
    climate: arid, ranging from warm desert in SW to alpine in NE
    entered USA as 45th state on: 1896-01-04
    administrative division: 29 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 2,233,169
    population density 2000: 10 per = 27 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 29,6%
    main ethnic groups: white 89,2%; black 0,8%; Asian 1,7%; Native American/Nat. AK 1,3%; other 7%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: hay, corn, wheat, barley, apples, potatoes, cherries, onions, peaches, pears
    livestock (million): cattle: 0,91 / pigs: 0,55 / poultry: 3,8 (excl. broilers) / sheep: 0,39
    timber/lumber: aspen, spruce, pine
    chief industries: services, trade, manufacturing, governement, transportation utilities
    chief industrial products: medical instruments, electronic components, food products, fabricated metals
    chief mining products: copper, gold, magnesium metal, portland cement, sand & gravel
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Kings Pk 4123 m = 13528 ft
    other mountains: Gilbert Pk 4097, Tokewanna Pk 4013
    lowest point in the state: 1128 m (level of Lake Powell)
    lakes: Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, Bear Lake, Little Salt Lake, Lake Sevier, North Lake
    artificial lakes: Lake Powell, Sevier Bridge Res., Flaming Gorge Res.
    rivers: Colorado, Green, Sevier, Bear, Weber, San Juan, San Rafael
    others: islands: none // deserts: Great Salt Desert
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Beehive State
    motto: Industry
    song: Utah, We Love Thee
    flower: Sego lily // bird: Seagull // tree: Blue spruce
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.05 by Jan Lahmeyer
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