Origin of Utahfrom Spanish Yutta from Ute name, literally uncertain or unknown; perhaps hill dwellers
Mountain State of the W U.S.: admitted 1896; 82,144 sq mi (212,751 sq km); cap. Salt Lake City: abbrev. UT or Ut
Abbr. UT or Ut.
A state of the western United States. It was admitted as the 45th state in 1896. Explored by the Spanish in 1540, the region was settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young. Salt Lake City is the capital and the largest city.x
- U′tah·an U′tahn
- In Utah begin the ruins of the Pueblo culture.
- "Our evac plan was to take everyone here," Dusty said, indicating a point in the Utah desert.
- The coyote of the deserts of eastern California, Nevada and Utah is, for instance, a smaller and paler-coloured animal, whose length is usually about 42 in.
- The whole Basin is marked by three features of elevation - the Utah basin, the Nevada basin and, between them, the Nevada plateau.
- The first railway was the Oregon Short Line, which was completed by the Union Pacific Company from Ogden, Utah, to Butte in 1881.