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50 US states located in in the western United States. The landlocked state is bordered by Idaho and Wyoming in north, by Colorado in the east, and at a single point by New Mexico to the southeast (at the Four Corners Monument), by Arizona in the south; and by Nevada in west. Utah consists of 29 counties.
The region what is today Utah, became part of Mexico in 1821 and was ceded to the US in 1848. Utah became the 45th state of the US in 1896.
Utah covers an area of 219,882 km² of (84,897 sq mi) , compared it is somewhat smaller than the island of Great Britain (229,848 km²) or about half the size of Iraq.
Major geographical features of the Beehive State (its nickname) are, the Great Salt Lake, the Great Salt Lake Desert, and the Utah Lake west of Wasatch Mountain Range.
And there is Sevier Lake in the Sevier Desert fed by the Beaver and Sevier rivers. Other major rivers are the Colorado, the San Juan and the Virgin rivers. In Utah's south west corner there are the Henry Mountains and the Navajo Mountain, and a portion of the famous Monument Valley. Highest point is Kings Peak within the Uinta Mountains reaching 4,123 m (13,528 ft) in northeastern Utah.
National Parks of Utah
Arches National Park has some 2,000 natural sandstone arches. Bryce Canyon, hundreds of multicolored sandstone hoodoos (fairy chimney) created by erosion (or a stoned god). Canyonlands, a maze of canyons, mesas, and buttes shaped the waters of the Colorado River, the Green River, and their tributaries. Capitol Reef, desert landscape with picturesque geologic landforms and rock formations in south-central Utah, facilitates scenic hiking. Zion National Park with famous Zion Canyon, a deep and narrow gorge carved by the North Fork of the Virgin River. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, the Navajo Nation equivalent to a national park, Monument Valley is world famous for its isolated colossal shafts and buttes of rock.
Image: Marc Averette
In large parts Utah is sparsely inhabited because around 80% of its population of 3.1 million people (2018 est.)  live in the north central part of the state, at the Wasatch Front; a chain of cities and towns running roughly north to south along the Wasatch Mountain Range, in its center lies the capital, largest city and largest metropolitan area, Salt Lake City. Other major cities are West Valley City, a suburb of Salt Lake City. Provo, the county seat of Utah County; West Jordan, another suburb of Salt Lake City; Orem, a city in Utah County; and Sandy, a city in Salt Lake County.
Image: Jean-Christophe BENOIST
By far the largest airport in the state is Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA code: SLC)
Cities and Towns in Utah
Map shows the location of following cities and towns in Utah:
Major cities are: Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden, Park City, St. George, Orem
Other cities and towns in Utah:
American Fork, Beaver, Blanding, Bluff, Bountiful, Brigham City, Castle Dale, Cedar City, Coalville, Delta, Duchesne, Dutch John, Ephraim, Fillmore, Green River, Gunnison, Hanksville, Heber City, Hurricane, Junction, Kanab, Layton, Loa, Logan, Milford, Moab, Monticello, Morgan, Mt Pleasant, Murray, Nephi, Panguitch, Parowan, Price, Randolph, Richfield, Roosevelt, Roy, Sandy, Tooele, Torrey, Vernal, Wendover, West Valley City, and Woodruff.
The detailed map below shows the US state of Utah with boundaries, the location of the state capital Salt Lake City, major cities and populated places, streams and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.
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Reference Map of Utah
Map is based on a state map of The National Atlas of the USA.
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