Utah, United States

Utah, United States

Country USA
Capital city Salt Lake City
Area 219,882 km²
Population 3,271,616 people (2020)
14.9 people/km²
Governor Gary Herbert
Time zone Mountain: UTC -7/ -6
ZIP code UT
ISO 3166-2 US-UT
Official site www.utah.gov
Utah

Utah (in English: Utah) is a state in the United States, located in the Rocky Mountains region with the capital Salt Lake City, whose zip code is UT. Utah has a population of 2,995,9190 (2015) and a total area of ​​219,887 km². It borders Wyoming to the northeast, Colorado to the east, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. To the north is the state of Idaho. The largest river is the Colorado, and northern Utah is home to one of the largest lakes in the United States, the Great Salt Lake. The climate is continental and 30% of the territory is covered with forests. The name of the state comes from Native American and means “people of the mountains”.

Monument Valley

The nature of Utah is one of the most diverse in geological terms. The state has 5 national parks, the relief varies from high mountain to desert.

More than 75% of the population is employed in the service sector.

Utah has developed information technology and scientific research, as well as tourism.

200 types of industrially important minerals are mined here. The most important are oil, natural gas and coal. Oil has been extracted since 1948.

Utah has one of the highest birth rates and one of the lowest death rates in the US. Residents of the state are very conservative and tend to vote Republican.

Bulgarians in Utah

  • Delyan Tikhomirov Asparuhov, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, left it to implement his Nightingale project, funded with $100,000 by the Thiel Fellowship;
  • Elena Asparukhova, associate professor, lecturer at the University of Utah.

Cities

  • American Fork
  • Bountiful
  • Bluffdale
  • West Valley City
  • Kaysville
  • Clearfield
  • Leighton
  • Lehigh
  • Logan
  • Murray
  • Park City
  • Payson
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Provo
  • Roy
  • Sandy
  • Santa Clara
  • St. George
  • Cedar City
  • Salt Lake City
  • Spanish Fork
  • Springville

Counties

Utah consists of 29 counties:

  1. Iron
  2. Beaver
  3. Box Elder
  4. Garfield
  5. Grand
  6. Daggett
  7. Davis
  8. Juab
  9. Duchaine
  10. Emory
  11. Carbon
  12. Kane
  13. Cache
  14. Millard
  15. Morgan
  16. Paiute
  17. Rich
  18. Sanpit
  19. San Juan
  20. Sevier
  21. Salt Lake
  22. Summit
  23. Tuila
  24. Wasatch
  25. Weber
  26. Wayne
  27. Washington
  28. Yuinta
  29. Utah

Salt Lake City

Country USA
State Utah
District Salt Lake
Area 285.9 km²
Highness height 1288 m
Population 191,180 people (2013)
669 people/km²
Official site www.slc.gov
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City (in English: Salt Lake City, translated as “Salt Lake City”) is the capital and largest city in the state of Utah, USA. It is the administrative center of Salt Lake County.

The population of Salt Lake City is 191,180 (2013 est.).

The city hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002.

Famous people

Born in Salt Lake City

  • Wilford Brimley (b. 1934), actor
  • Rebecca Burton (b. 1940), writer
  • Brie Dispain (b. 1979), writer
  • Loretta Young (1913 – 2000), actress
  • Neal Cassidy (1926 – 1968), writer
  • Ted Ligety (b. 1984), skier
  • Tracy Hickman (b. 1955), writer
  • Gordon Hinckley (1910 – 2008), clergyman

Died in Salt Lake City

  • Maurice Abravanel (1903 – 1993), composer
  • Larry Scott (1938 – 2014), bodybuilder
  • James Talmadge (1862 – 1933), clergyman
  • Gordon Hinckley (1910 – 2008), clergyman

Utah, United States

Dinosaur National Monument

On the border of Colorado and Utah, the Dinosaur National Monument protected area covers an area of 600 km2. It was created at the site of the discovery of skeletal remains of prehistoric lizards. More than 140 million years ago, there was a subtropical lowland full of swamps and lakes. Back then, numerous species of dinosaurs lived here, from herbivores to fast bipedal predators.

One of the park’s main attractions is the covered Dinosaur Quarry, in which you can see the skeletons of dinosaurs that were washed here by the current of the river in the past. The bodies of these animals were gradually covered by deposits of mud until finally the landscape was flooded by a shallow inland sea. The remains of the dinosaurs were buried under a kilometer-long layer of chalk formation, which later hardened into sandstone. Subsequent erosion during the formation of the Rocky Mountains gradually exposed these layers with skeletal remains. In 1909, paleontologist Earl Douglas discovered them by complete accident on a small hill.

Since then, over a thousand bones belonging to these ancient inhabitants have been recovered from the mound. Complete skeletons could even be assembled from some of the bones. However, the rock has not yet revealed all its secrets, recently archaeological and paleontological work was carried out right in front of curious tourists. However, many people do not recognize anything specific in the jumble of bones, which is why there are boards to help visitors, on which the individual bones of the Camarasaurus skeleton are drawn and color-coded.

The park stretches from Dinosaur Quarry eastward upstream of the Green River and its tributary the Yampa. The area features deep canyons, a rocky desert overgrown with dwarf pines and junipers. A scenic road runs through the park, which leads from the town of Dinosaur for a length of 50 km in a northerly direction.

In front of the information center, which also houses the museum, stands a colorful life-size model of a Stegosaurus. The museum is a kind of gateway to this unique protected area.

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