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UTAH  
PROVO  
AREA (land) 82,144 sq miles (water) 2,736 sq miles (TOTAL) 84,880 sq miles
CAPITAL Salt Lake City
FAMOUS DATES Organized as territory: Sept. 9, 1850 , Entered Union (rank): Jan. 4, 1896 (45) , Present constitution adopted: 1896
LOCATION Salt Lake City: (capital city) 40 45' N, 111 53' W
Moab: 38 34' N, 109 32' W
MEAN ELEVATION (average) 6,092 ft.
HIGHEST POINT Kings Peak; 13,528 feet, 7th
COUNTIES 29
COASTLINE  
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER 3 miles to the north of Manti, in Sanpete County
LOWEST POINT Beaverdam Creek; 2000 feet, 47th
STATE FOSSIL allosaurus (1988)
STATE GRASS Indian rice grass (1990)
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK coal (1991)
STATE GEMSTONE topaz
STATE FLAG On a blue field, appears the state seal. In the center of the seal is a beehive, the state emblem, with a sego lily growing on either side. The sego lily stands for peace. The state motto "Industry" means steady effort. A national flag shows that Utah supports the United States. The eagle stands for protection in peace and war. The date 1847 represents the year that Brigham Young led a group of people to the Salt Lake Valley to reestablish in Utah, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, also know as The Mormons. The date 1896 represents the year that Utah gained admission to the Union of the United States
STATE COLORS  
STATE SEAL  
STATE SLOGAN Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus
STATE MOTTO Industry
STATE SONG Utah, We Love Thee
STATE TREE Blue Spruce Picea pungens
STATE BIRD The Common American Gull
STATE ANIMAL Rocky Mountain elk (1971)
STATE FISH Bonneville cutthroat trout (1997)
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES The Beehive State
STATE FLOWER Sego lily Calochortus nuttalli
BORDERING STATES Arizona Colorado Idaho Nevada New Mexico Wyoming

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