Utah's most populated cities as of 2015 include Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan and Sandy Hills. Some other cities of significant size in the state include Orem, Sandy, Ogden, Saint George and Layton.Continue Reading
Salt Lake City is Utah's largest city and the state capital. Located near the eastern edge of the Great Basin and the state's northern border, adherents of the Mormon faith founded the city in 1847, and it remains home to the headquarters of the LDS Church.
West Valley City, generally considered a suburb of Salt Lake City, brought together a number of smaller unincorporated areas through the city's incorporation in 1980. It is home to the USANA Amphitheater, a major concert venue.
West Jordan, also considered a suburb of Salt Lake City, gets its name from for the Jordan River. The nearby Bingham Canyon Mine, a copper mine, ranks as the largest man-made excavation on Earth, as of 2015.
Provo, located south of Salt Lake City, sits near the center of the state. It serves as the center of its own metropolitan area and is home to Brigham Young University, a private school operated by the LDS Church.
Ogden, home to Weber State University, receives a large amount of freight rail traffic, making it an ideal location for commerce. It also houses a commercial and industrial park.Learn more about Geography