|flag||coat of arms/seal|
|pointed name:|| State of the Bienenstocks|
|capital:||Salt Lake town center|
|largest city:||Salt Lake town center|
|rank (within the USA):||13|
|altogether:||220,080 km ²|
|country:||212,988 km ²|
|Water (%):||7,092 km ² (3.2%)|
|rank (within the USA):||34|
|since:||4. January 1896|
|time belt:||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
|degree of latitude:||37°N to 42°N|
|degree of longitude:||109°W to114°W|
|highest situation:||4,123 m (Kings peak)|
|average layer:||1,920 m|
|deepest situation:||610 m|
|governor:||Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.|
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starting from 1847 was settled Utah by the trailers of the church Jesu Christi of the holy ones of the last days (“Mormonen “) in partially unusual way.
Around thoseMembers of the church after Utah to bring, 1850 the “constant immigration fund” (English became. Perpetual Emigrating find - PEF) in the life called. Financed from donations the means in this fund should be used in addition, still in the east of the USA living persons, forwardseverything however Neubekehrte from Europe to bring after salt Lake town center. Depending upon needyness of the particular the PEF of parts or the whole costs of the journey took over this money after Utah, whereby the respective church member committed itself contractually, after itsTo pay arrival back.
End of the yearly had become scarce the money in the PEF, so that governor Brigham Young, at the same time president of the church Jesu Christi of the holy ones of the last days, let revive an old plan again. This planned,to let pull the immigrants instead of also from horses or ox pulled covered wagon with hand trucks into the valley of the large salt lake, which should bring a saving of 6 Pound per person. The European emigrants, usually from ärmlichenConditions in British cities came, should drive New York with the ship until town center , bad clay/tone or new Orleans and from there out far with the course to Iowa town center, where the hand trucks would wait for it. Finally would havethe emigrants within 90 days with the trucks (load luggage with 50kg) after salt Lake town center run.
The first hand truck pioneers (altogether approx. 800) arrived in April 1856 at Iowa town center, on three Trecks were divided. They reached alsominimum losses at the end of of Septembers to at the beginning of of October 1856 salt Lake town center. The last two Handkarren Companies started only at the end of of June in Iowa town center and became by and a suddenly violent beginning of winter come prematurely approx. 300 miles before salt Lake town center in Wyomingsurprised. In a rescue action almost spectacular for this time and the weather conditions and the distance the emigrants were finally brought to town center in November after salt Lake. From that originally 1,076 humans in the two Companies, came between 200 and 220around the life.
Despite this disaster there were still five further Trecks with hand trucks, which ran however due to a better organization smoothly in the following four years.
Utah became to 4. January 1896 as 45. State as a fully entitled member inthe USA taken up. Several earlier approaches to the nationalness had failed because of conflicts of the Mormonen with the American Federal Government, particularly at arguments over the Polygamie. Only after the line of the church Jesu Christi of the holy ones of the last days these 1890 officially abolished, were free the way to nationalness.
See also: List of the governors von Utah
the lying close states are Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, new Mexico and Arizona.
As only thatUS states border with Utah, Colorado, new Mexico and Arizona equal four states on one point. Therefore the name Four Corners, which is used both for this boundary and for the entire region. A large part of the state is much drying, in the hilly areas rains/snows it however somewhat more.
- Arches national park
- Bryce Canyon national park
- Canyon land national park
- Zion national park
- Capitol Reef national to park
for the year 2000 is indicated a population of 2.233.169. 76% of the population live along the “Wasatch front”. Roughly estimated 60% of the population are Mormonen; since the religion in American censuses is however not seized, are detailsData not for this available. Utah is thereby one of only two US states, in which an individual group of religions places the absolute majority. (The other one is the by the majority catholic Rhode Island).
in the Census of 2000 becomeabout 2.0 millions inhabitants as “knows” specified, 201,000 as hispanisch, 37,000 as asiatic, 30,000 as American indianisch, 18,000 as “African-American”, 15,000 as “Hawaiian and other Pacific inhabitants”, 93,000 as “other race”, 47,000 than “two or more races”.
The hispanische community hasin Utah in the nineties more than doubles itself, from approximately 85,000 in 1990 over 133.000 (1997) up to 201.000 in the year 2000. It places thereby already 9% to the population.
Largest cities (inhabitant 1. July 2004)
- Salt Lake town center - 178,605
- west Valley town center - 112,678
- Provo - 99,624
- Sandy - 89,979
- west Jordan - 89,011
- Orem - 88,619
- Ogden - 78,519
- Layton - 61,205
- pc. George - 59,780
- Taylorsville - 58,179
- Logan - 45,517
- Murray - 43.328
- Bountiful - 41,173
- South Jordan - 36,791
- Roy - 35,308
- Draper - 33,042
- Riverton - 30,119
- Tooele - 27,903
- Clearfield - 27,227
- Pleasant Grove - 27,116
- Midvale - 27,019
- Lehi - 25,665
- Spanish Fork - 22,839
- American Fork - 22.387
- Cedar town center - 22,224
- Kaysville - 21,749
- South salt Lake - 21,510
- Springville - 21,507
see also: List of the cities in Utah
The name Utah leads itselfof the Indian - people of the Ute off, which live beside some other peoples until today in Utah. According to the desire of the Mormonen the State of Deseret should be called, this religiously justified name, that from the book Mormon, the holy writingthe Mormonen comes, by the American government however because of the separation from church and state was not accepted.
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