Utah, mountainous state in the western United States; 219,902 km2, 2.8 million population (2010), of which 86% are white. Nickname: The Beehive State. Utah’s history is linked to the Mormons who, under the leadership of Brigham Young, colonized the area near the capital Salt Lake City in 1847. After the cedar subdivision of Mexico in 1848, Utah became a territory of the Union and was incorporated as the 45th state of the United States in 1896. most of the residents are members of the Mormon Church, whose influence shapes business as well as culture, politics and education.
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Although birth rates and population growth have long been among the highest in the country, most of Utah is sparsely populated. Almost 4/5 of the residents are concentrated in urban areas Salt Lake City- Ogden and Provo -Orem, both of which border the Great Basin along highway I-15 between Idaho and Arizona. The rest are distributed in small towns, e.g. Elsinore with descendants of Danish immigrants.
While agriculture and mining used to be the mainstays, the economy has become more broad-spectrum since World War II. Of great importance are the aerospace industry, the pharmaceutical and food industries as well as a rapidly growing computer industry. Agriculture occupies almost half of the area, of which the majority in the form of grazing areas (cattle, sheep) and irrigation farms with fodder crops, cereals and vegetables. Main mining products are oil, gas and coal as well as uranium, copper and alloy metals (beryllium, molybdenum), which are mainly mined in Bingham Canyon.
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Apart from the plateau Great Basin to the west with Lakes Utah Lake and Great Salt Lake, the landscape is part of the Rocky Mountains. This applies, for example, to the Wasatch Range, which near Ogden and Salt Lake City houses some of the country’s most coveted ski resorts, and the Uinta Mountains to the NE with the highest point, Kings Peak (4126 m); furthermore, the Colorado Plateau, whose erosive landscapes can be experienced in Glen Canyon and the Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and National Parks. The parks belong to the federal state, which incl. military test areas, forests and Indian reservations (navajo, ute) manage 62% of the area. The climate is affected by the altitude differences, but is generally dry and sunny with hot summers and cold winters. Main river is Colorado River with dam lake Lake Powell on the border with Arizona.