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Offical Name State of Utah
Nickname Beehive State
Abbreviations UT, US-UT
Origin of Name Ute meaning "People of the Mountains" in an Indian language

Official Language English
Admission to Union 4 January 1896
Time Zone Mountain
Official Web Site www.utah.gov

Capital Salt Lake City
Largest City Salt Lake City
Population 2,233,169 (as of 2000 census)
Economy Agriculture: cattle, sheep, dairy products

Industry: petroleum, natural gas, mining (coal, copper, iron ore, silver, gold), steel-making, tourism, information technology

Area 84,876 square miles (219,887 km2)
Major Rivers Green River, Colorado River
Major Lakes Lake Powell, Utah Lake, Great Salt Lake
Highest Point Kings Peak - 13,528 feet (4,126 meters)
Bordering States Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, Arizona
Bordering Country None
Bordering Body of Water None

Flag Utah Flag
Motto Industry
Song Utah, This is the Place
Hymn Utah, We Love Thee
Slogans The Greatest Snow on Earth, Utah! Where Ideas Connect, Life Elevated
Emblem Beehive
Railroad Museum Ogden Union Station
Animal Rocky Mountain Elk
Bird California Gull
Insect Honeybee
Fish Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
Fossil Allosaurus
Flower Sego Lily
Fruit Cherry
Vegetable Spanish Sweet Onion
Historic Vegetable Sugar Beet
Tree Blue Spruce
Grass Indian Ricegrass
Cooking Pot Dutch Oven
Rock Coal
Gem Topaz
Mineral Copper
Soil Mivida
Folk Dance Square Dance
Astronomical Symbol The Beehive Cluster
Centennial Star Dubhe
Centennial Tartan State Centennial Tartan

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