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State Facts

Full Name

State of Utah

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

January 4, 1896 (45th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

2,233,169 (34th)

Land Area (Rank)

82,144 square miles; 212,751 square kilometers (12th)

Capital

Salt Lake City

Postal Abbreviation

UT

State Nickname

Beehive State

Motto

Industry

Song

“Utah … This Is the Place” (music by Gary Francis, words by Gary Francis and Sam Francis)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Sego lily
  • Tree: Blue spruce
  • Bird: California seagull
  • Gem: Topaz
  • Stone: Coal
  • Animal: Rocky Mountain elk
  • Fruit: Cherry
  • Fossil: Allosaurus
  • Cooking pot: Dutch oven

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Cattle,
    • dairy products,
    • hay,
    • turkeys
  • Industry:
    • Machinery,
    • aerospace,
    • mining,
    • food processing,
    • electric equipment,
    • tourism