Great Salt Lake Utah Facts

October 29, 2014
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State Abbreviation - UT
State Capital - Salt Lake City
Largest City - Salt Lake City
Area - 84, 904 square miles [Utah is the 13th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 2, 900, 872 (as of 2013) [Utah is the 33rd most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Utahans or Utahns
Major Industries - oil, natural gas, mining (coal, copper, iron ore, silver, gold), steel-making, farming (cattle, sheep, dairy products), tourism (especially skiing)

Major Rivers - Colorado River, Green River
Major Lakes - Great Salt Lake, Lake Powell, Utah Lake
Highest Point - Kings Peak - 13, 528 feet, (4, 123 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 29
Bordering States - Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming

Origin of the Name Utah - The name Utah is from the Ute Indians.
State Nickname - Beehive State
State Motto - "Industry"
State Song - Utah, We Love Thee

USA Map: Where I Live


Write your country, state, and city, and then find and label your state (and a few other geographical features).

Write Ten Things About Your State


A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your state (plus one thing you would like to change). Word Wheel

US State Wheel


This 2-page print-out makes a wheel about a single US state; the student fills out the information on the wheel. It consists of a base page together with a rear wheel that spins around. After putting the wheel together, the student follows the instructions on the front wheel (coloring in the state on a US map and drawing a small map of the state) and fills out the 12 sections of the wheel with information about one state. When you spin the wheel, facts about the US State appear, including: Biggest Cities, Capital, Flag, Bodies of Water, Postal Abbreviation, State Bird, Population (rank), Area (rank), Residents Called, Bordered by, Major Industries, and Entered Union (order).

US State - Find a Related Word for Each Letter


For a US state, see if you can think of and write down a word or phrase that is related to that state for each letter of the alphabet. Think of cities, famous people from the state, bodies of water, mountains, landmarks, and other features. Find words for as many letters as you can.

The Census


A census is an official count of the number of people in a region. The survey is done by a government, usually periodically. This page explains how and why censuses are taken.

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