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Utah Facts, Statistics, and State Symbols

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Utah

"Beehive State"

Motto
Industry
Capitol
Salt Lake City
Name Origin
From the Ute tribe, meaning “people of the mountains”
Statehood Date
Jan. 4, 1896 (45th)
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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of Utah along with the year they became official.

Flower Sego Lily (1911)
Tree Blue Spruce (1933)
Bird California Gull (1955)
Emblem Beehive (1959)
Song “Utah, We Love Thee” (1953)
Gem Topaz
Animal Rocky Mountain Elk (1971)
Insect Honeybee (1983)
Grass Indian Rice Grass (1990)
Fossil Allosaurus (1988)
Cooking Pot Dutch Oven (1997)
Fish Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (1997)
Fruit Cherry (1997)
Mineral Copper
Rock Coal (1991)
Demographics
Population Density
27.2 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
82,144 sq mi. (212,753 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
6100 ft (1859.28 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
117°F (47°C) on July 5, 1895
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–69°F (–56°C) on February 1, 1985

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