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Utah, Monument Valley, UtahUtah, Monument Valley, Utah
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Utah is a state in the Western region of the United States. It covers an area of 84,889 sq mi (219,887 sq km), and measures 270 miles (435 km) from east to west and 350 miles (565 km) from north to south. It is the 13th biggest of the 50 states in the country.

Utah is bordered by Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Colorado to the east, touches New Mexico at Four Corners to the southeast, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. Its highest point is Kings Peak, at 13,528 ft (4,126 m).

Monument Valley at sunsetMonument Valley at sunset
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Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, UtahDelicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah
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Utah has a population of 2.8 million people, ranking it 34th in terms of population size. Before its admission to Union on 4 January, 1896 - the 45th state to join the U.S. - it was known as Utah Territory.

Utah is within the Mountain time zone (-7/-6 GMT). Its abbreviation is UT.

Checkerboard Mesa, Zion National ParkCheckerboard Mesa, Zion National Park
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Travel to and around Utah

By Plane
The main airport serving Utah is the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), which serves as the westernmost hub for Delta Air Lines. Other airports in Utah includes the Cedar City Airport (CDC), St. George (SGU) and Canyonlands Fields (CNY).

By Road
Utah is best explored by road. I-15 is the interstate highway that cuts across Utah from north to south, exiting at St. George in the southwest. I-80 passes through Salt Lake City from east to west while I-70 starts in Utah and heads east into Colorado.

Great Basin, Utah, in winterGreat Basin, Utah, in winter
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Cities in Utah

  1. Salt Lake City (186,000)
    Capital and largest city in Utah.

  2. Cedar City (21,000)
    Home of Southern Utah University and site of the Utah Shakespearean Festival.

  3. Logan (50,000)
    County seat of Cache County.

  4. Moab (5,000)
    Gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

  5. Ogden (83,000)
    Major railway hub for Utah.

  6. Orem (84,000)
    City in Utah County, Utah.

  7. Park City (7,000)
    Resort town 32 miles southeast of downtown Salt Lake City.

  8. Price (8,500)
    Home of College of Eastern Utah and its prehistoric museum.

  9. Provo (113,000)
    Third largest city in Utah.

  10. St. George (73,000)
    City in the southwestern part of Utah.

  11. West Valley City (129,000)
    Suburb of Salt Lake City and second largest city in Utah.

Places of Interest in Utah

  1. Cache Valley
  2. Cedar Breaks National Monument
  3. Dead Horse Point State Park
  4. Dinosaur National Monument
  5. Four Corners Monument
  6. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  7. Goblin Valley
  8. Golden Spike National Historic Site
  9. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  10. Green River
  11. Hovenweep National Monument
  12. Lake Powell
  13. Maple Canyon
  14. Monument Valley
  15. Palisade State Park
  16. Snowkite Skyline Drive
  17. The Arapeen ATV Trail System
  18. Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  19. Yuba Lake State Park

National Parks of Utah

National Monuments of Utah

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