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Explore this Utah Map to know everything you want to know about the forty-fifth state of the US. Learn about Utah’s location in the United States of America. Look at its geography, time zones, history, major cities, name of the capital/largest city, area/zip codes, flag/seal, national parks, trails, frequently asked questions (FAQs), etc.
Utah is the forty-fifth state in the United States. It was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Salt Lake City is Utah’s capital city and the state’s largest city and metro urban area. English is the official language. Around 86% of the population in Utah speaks English. In the US, Utah is the 30th most populous state.
The US state of Utah has many nicknames, such as:
- Beehive State
- Mormon State
“Industry” is the State Motto. Check Key Facts of Utah to learn more about this US state.
The flag of Utah was adopted in February 2011. This one replaced a flag that had been in use since 1913. The flag’s design includes a coat of arms within a golden circle, with 1896 written in white. The background is navy blue. Utah’s Great Seal was adopted on April 3, 1896. Harry Edwards and C M Jackson designed the seal. The cost of the seal was US$ 65 at that time.
Learn more exciting State aspects from Utah Facts and Trivia.
Utah State Symbols
On January 4, 1896, the State of Utah was admitted to the Union and declared a state. Since September 9, 1850, Utah has existed as an organized territory of the US. In 1959, the beehive became the officially recognized state emblem of Utah.
The beehive symbolizes hard work and industry at the center of the great seal of Utah. The state of Utah has a Mormon heritage. The original settlers called this place Deseret, which means “honeybee.”
The diameter of the Great Seal of the State of Utah is two and one-half inches. An American Eagle with wings spread out at the center of the seal. The top of the seal has six arrows piercing it crosswise. The motto “Industry” is written below the arrows and behind the motto is a beehive. On either side of the beehive are growing sego lilies. On each side of the shield is an American Flag.
Utah Location Map shows the exact location of the US state of Utah on the United States map. This map shows the US state’s boundaries, neighboring countries, and oceans.
The State of Utah is situated in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States. It is a landlocked state which shares a border with:
- Wyoming (in the northeast)
- Idaho (in the north)
- Colorado (in the east)
- Arizona (in the south)
- New Mexico (in the southeast corner)
- Nevada (in the west)
Utah’s precise location is 39.3210° N Latitude and 111.0937° W, Longitude. Check the Utah Longitude and Latitude Map to learn more about the location.
The history of Utah goes back thousands of years. People known as the Paleo-Indians lived here in the beginning. Around 500 AD, these same people came to be known as the Freemont and Anasazi. The Anasazi people built huge cities from cliff walls that exist even today. Around 1300, the Anasazi people could no longer be seen in this area.
Native American tribes lived in this region before the Europeans arrived in 1700. The Ute tribe was one of the largest communities that inhabited this land. Utah gets its name from this tribe. The other smaller tribes that lived here were the Paiute, Goshute, Shoshone, and Navajo.
During his visit to this place in 1765, Juan Antonio de Rivera claimed the land for Spain. He was followed by the Franciscan priests and fur trappers, who came here with their objectives. Later, an American named John C Fremont created maps and documents of the territory that helped future settlers in Utah.
When an angry mob in Illinois killed Joseph Smith (founder of the LDS Church) in 1844, the LDS decided it was time for the Mormons (members of the LDS Church) to move to a new place. They preferred Utah because not many people lived there at that time.
Brigham Young led a group of 148 Mormons to Utah in 1847. Soon more people came and settled in the area. Settlements like Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, and Farmington came up. By 1850, around 11000 Mormons were living in the area. They named this land the State of Deseret.
After the Mexican-American war, the United States wrested control of Utah in 1848. The land soon became Utah territory. Despite several disagreements between the LDS Church and the US government, Utah became the 45th state in 1896.
Utah has a total area of 8,48,98.8 sq mi (219,887 sq km). It is the 13th largest state in the United States in terms of size.
The geographical area of Utah has three significant landforms:
- Basin and Range Province: The Basin and Range province have mountain ranges and flat basins. For the adventurous traveler, it is an exciting climb up steep mountains and treks across flat plains. The landscape here is varied and breathtaking due to the dryness and topography of the region. Among the many impressive features, you will find alluvial fans, sand dunes, salt flats, canyons, lakes, playas, bosons, Inselbergs, and much more.
- Rocky Mountains Province: These include the lofty and jagged mountains of the Southern Rocky Mountains sandwiched between the Great Plains and the Colorado Plateau. Bordering the northwestern part of the plateau are the Uinta mountains. The Wasatch mountains are along the basin’s eastern border and the range.
- Colorado Plateau Province: These plateaus are a physiographic province of the Intermontane Plateaus region. They run across the southwestern United States and cover Utah’s southeastern half. To the province’s west are the High Plateaus and to the north is the Uinta Basin. The east has the Canyonlands, while the Grand Canyon and Navajo touch Utah in the south. Check this Utah Topographic Map to learn more.
Learn about the location of mountains, rivers, lakes, the state capital, state boundary, ocean, and neighboring states from this Physical Map of Utah.
Utah has 29 counties. San Juan County is the largest county, having a total area of 7932.8 sq mi (20,546 sq km). Morgan County is the smallest county, having a total area of 610.8 sq mi (1582 sq km). Check the Utah County Map to learn more about the counties.
Utah Area Codes
The US State of Utah has the following area codes:
- 801: Original area code covering entire Utah. Located in the Mountain Time Zone
- 435: Split from 801: outside the Wasatch Front (Ogden, Provo metropolitan areas)
- 385: Split from 801- Salt Lake City
The Utah Area Codes Map helps you locate a particular area code. You can also use it to learn more about the area code boundary, county and state boundaries, and state capital.
Utah Zip Codes
There are 284 active zip codes in Utah. The best zip codes to live in Utah include 84105, 84060, 84108, 84102, 84103, and many more. You can locate a particular zip code’s location, boundary, state boundary, and state capital with the help of the Utah Zip Codes Map.
Utah Major Cities
Learn about the state’s major cities from this Utah cities map. It also helps you to know the exact location of the state capital, other cities, state boundaries, neighboring states and oceans, and many more.
Utah’s most prominent cities are Salt Lake City, West Valley City, City of Provo, the City of West Jordan, City of Sandy, City of Oren, the City of Ogden, and many more. Check out the Utah Cities Map for more details.
The busiest airports in Utah are Salt Lake City International Airport, Cedar City Regional Airport, Ogden-Hinckley Airport, St. George Regional Airport, etc. Check the location of different airports in the state on the Utah Airports Map. This map also shows Utah’s state and country boundaries, cities, the state capital, neighboring states, and oceans.
Utah National Park and Trails
Utah has ten national parks. Around 11.3 million visitors visited Utah’s five national parks in 2021. The major national parks in Utah are Canyonlands National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, and Arches National Park.
In Utah, you can enjoy 3,182 recreational trails (hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and other adventurous trails). Utah’s five best hiking trails are the Arches National Park, the Narrows, Angel’s Landing, Wind Caves Hike, and Wildcat Trail.
Check out the National Parks in Utah Map to get a clear idea about the locations of different national parks, monuments, preserves, etc.
Utah Time Zones
The time zone in Utah is Mountain Daylight Time, GMT-6.
Utah’s climate is semi-arid and desert-like. This state is one of the driest in the US, with the lowest relative humidity percentages. In winter, the temperatures are a little below freezing in most areas. It is hot in summer, with temperatures often reaching 100°F (38°C).
The weather in Utah is at its best between late April to mid-June and between late-August to mid-October. Pollution levels are pretty high due to prolonged inversions between December and February.
In Utah, there are four definite seasons with specific weather conditions.
- Fall: September begins with hot days, but this is the month when the cool-down begins. Daylight hours start getting shorter this month; on average, there are five to six days of rainfall. Leaves begin to change color, and by the time it is October, it starts snowing.
- Spring: March heralds the arrival of spring in Utah, but the weather is still cold during this time. A cool breeze blows most of the time, and there is a significant difference between the day and night temperatures. This month has both rain and snow in moderate proportions.
- Summer: Summer arrives in June with plenty of sunshine and intermittent rainfall. This month has the year’s longest days, with 15 hours of sunshine on the summer solstice. July and August are the hottest and driest months, with little or no rainfall.
- Winter: December to February are the winter months. Snowfall is heavy, and the temperatures are freezing. The days become shorter, with the winter solstice being the shortest day with only nine hours of sunlight. February is when the weather becomes warmer, and there is pleasant sunshine.
To learn more about the climatic condition of Utah, check out the Key Facts of Utah.
FAQs on Utah
FAQ #1: What Time Zone Is Utah?
Ans: The time zone in Utah is GMT-6. It is officially in the Mountain Time Zone.
FAQ #2: Where is Utah?
Ans: Utah is in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States.
FAQ #3: Is Utah A Red State?
Ans: Yes, Utah is a Red state. The Republicans won with 58.1% vote, a margin of 20.5%. This was almost a 2% improvement over the last time.
FAQ #4: What Is Utah Known For?
Ans: Utah is known for its skiing and the Sundance Film Festival. The mountains near Salt Lake City collect an average of 500 inches of snow annually. The Sundance Film Festival is one of the world’s top independent film festivals. It is normally held in January in Park City.
FAQ #5: What Is The Capital Of Utah?
Ans: Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah
FAQ #6: What Planting Zone Is Utah?
Ans: In Utah, the planting zone ranges from 4a to 9a.
FAQ #7: Are there Any Deserts In Utah?
Ans: Almost one-third of Utah is true desert. The most extensive true deserts are Canyonland and the Great Basin area.
FAQ #8: What Is The Population Of Utah?
Ans: The population of Utah in 2022 is estimated to be 3.3 million.
FAQ #9: Who Is The Governor Of Utah?
Ans: Republican Spencer Cox is the current governor of Utah. He is Utah’s 18th governor. He assumed office on January 4, 2021.
FAQ #10: Are There Elks In Utah?
Ans: Yes, elks are found in Utah. Reports say central Utah has the most number of elks in the Manti Mountains and Wasatch mountains.