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Utah

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Utah

Utah is a Western state covering 219 932 km2 (84 916 sq miles) that was acquired from Mexico in 1848 at the end of the Mexican-American War, having been settled by the Mormons from 1847. Clashes between the Mormon Church authorities and the US government -particularly over the Mormons' belief in polygamy - delayed the achievement of statehood until 1896.





Utah is mountainous, rising to 4123 m (13 528 ft) on the edge of the Rocky Mountains in the northeast, and has vast stretches of desert. The GREAT SALT LAKE is the largest of the state's many lakes. Cattle, dairy goods, fodder and wheat are the main farm produce. Copper, coal and oil are mined, and machinery, metals and transport equipment are the principal manufactures. SALT LAKE CITY is the state capital and Mormon headquarters.





Salt Lake City USA is the State capital of Utah and the headquarters of the Mormon Church. The site, about 22 km (14 miles) east of the Great Salt Lake, was chosen in 1847 by Brigham Young, who had led the Mormons more than 1800 km (1100 miles) from Illinois and Missouri, across the Rockies to their new home. It was laid out around the Mormon Temple and Tabernacle with wide tree-lined avenues and numerous parks, and is now a manufacturing, cultural, commercial and tourist centre.










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