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Federated state of the western central USA, 219,889 km², 2,550,063
residents (2006 estimate), 12 residents/km², capital: Salt Lake
City. Borders: Idaho and Wyoming (N), Colorado (E), Arizona (S), Nevada (W).
Utah is an alteterre region traversed from N to S by an alignment of mountain
ranges, the main one being the Wasatch Range; to W the arid and inhospitable
lands of the Great Basin extend, to E a large sector of the Colorado Plateau,
divided into minor highlands by some reliefs (Uinta Mountains, Book Cliffs). The
Colorado Plateau is crossed by the river of the same name and its tributaries
(Green, Dirty Devil, Escalante, San Juan rivers), in whose valleys erosion has
given rise to fantastic shapes, of which the most spectacular are those of the
National Parks Capitol Reef, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Natural Bridges, Cedar
Breaks, Zion. The Greater Basin sector affecting Utah is an areica area, devoid
of surface water, to W, and endorheic to E, as the rivers that flow into the
Bear, Jordan and Sevier rivers pour into the Sevier and Utah lakes and in
the Great Salt Lake. The main economic resources are agriculture (cereals,
potatoes, sugar beets, fruit), livestock (sheep, cattle) and forest and subsoil
exploitation (copper, gold, oil, lead, zinc, silver, iron, coal, uranium and
salt); the industries, which operate mainly in the engineering, food and
chemical sectors, are located in the capital and in the cities of Ogden, Provo,
Bountiful, Orem and Logan.
After the explorations of French and Spanish in the sec. XVII and XVIII, the
first American settlements were implanted there by Mormons, who in 1847 settled
in the area of the Great Salt Lake. It belonged to Mexico until 1848 when it
passed to the USA with the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Erected in the Territory
in 1850, it acquired its current borders with an economic and civil development
much higher than the rest of the Federation. It was often at odds with the
federal government itself; in 1857-58 Washington sent federal troops there (Utah
War). Only after the Mormon Church had repudiated polygamy (1890) did Utah
become a state (1896).
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Salt Lake City
City (174,348 residents in 1998; 1,217,842 residents the metropolitan area
in 1996) capital of Utah (USA), located at 1338 m near the southeastern shore of
the Great Salt Lake, on the central-western side of the Wasatch
Mountains. Important road and railway junction and active agricultural and
livestock market, it is home to the food, textile, clothing, mechanical,
electronic, chemical, petrochemical, cement, wood and printing
industries. Founded by the Mormons, of which it is still the main religious
center, it is the seat of the State University (1850). In 2002 it was home to
the Winter Olympics. Airport. Tourism. In Italian, City of the Salt Lake.
City (86,800 residents) of the State of Utah (USA), 60 km SSE of Salt Lake
City, 1390 m at the eastern shore of Lake Utah, on the western side of the
Wasatch Mountains. Railway junction and agricultural market (fruit) with food,
steel, mechanical, tanning and building materials
industries. Tourism. Airport. Brigham Young University (1875).
City (63,900 residents) of the State of Utah (USA), 50 km N of Salt Lake
City, 1309 m asl on the western side of the Wasatch Mountains, in a dominant
position on the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake. Important road and rail
junction, there is an agricultural and livestock market and home to the textile,
food, mechanical and clothing industries. Airport.