Utah, known in Arapaho as Wo’tééneihí, is a significant state nestled in the western region of the United States. It became the 45th state to join the Union on January 4, 1896. Renowned for its vast landscapes and stunning outdoor spaces, Utah is the 13th-largest state, with a diverse population of approximately 2.9 million people.

The state is geographically unique, sharing borders with five other states: Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west, and even touches a corner of New Mexico. Around 80% of Utah’s residents are concentrated along the Wasatch Front, with Salt Lake City – the state’s capital and the world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – at its heart.

Utah is distinct for its religious homogeneity, being the only state with a majority belonging to a single church – the LDS Church – which greatly influences its culture and daily life. The state boasts robust sectors in transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, and mining, making it an attractive destination for both residents and businesses.

Utah is also highly recognized as a major tourist hub, particularly for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Its population growth rate is among the country’s fastest, and it is home to St. George, the fastest–growing metropolitan area in the U.S from 2000 to 2005. In 2012, a Gallup national survey recognized Utah as the “best state to live in” based on various economic, lifestyle, and health-related outlook metrics. Discover the wonders of Utah – a state where history, culture, and natural beauty intertwine.

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