Utah is the 13th largest state within the United States of America, and it is located in the American Southwest. It is bordered by Colorado in the east, Nevada in the west, Arizona in the south, New Mexico on the southeast corner and Wyoming and Idaho in the north.Continue Reading
Utah joined the United States on January 4, 1896, which makes it the 45th state to join the union. Its state bird is the California sea gull, state tree the blue spruce, state flower the sego lily and state animal the Rocky Mountain elk. The state's nickname is the "Beehive State," its state motto "Industry" and its state song "Utah, We Love Thee." The name "Utah" comes from the Ute Indians.
Major industries within the state include mining, oil, steel-making, natural gas and tourism. Cattle, sheep and dairy products are among the argricultural focuses of the state.
The state's many points of natural interest include the Great Salt Lake and Salt Lake City, as well as several major national parks such as Canyonlands National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef National Park. The Colorado River and Green River are two major waterways that flow through the state.Learn more about The West