Utah's state capital is Salt Lake City. Learn about the Utah state government's operations and services. Browse the Utah resident and visitor information, and read about business, employment, and education in the Beehive State. - [Read more]
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This is the Utah state category. Utah's capital city is Salt Lake City, and its postal abbreviation is UT. Utah entered the Union as the 45th state, on January 4, 1896. It is the 12th largest state, with an area of 84,904 square miles. Utah is locate in western United States, in the Rocky Mountains. The region was ceded to the USA in 1848, after the Mexican War. The Mormon Church's influence is strong in the state, and in the late 1850s, there were conflicts between federal troops and Mormons. In the north, the Wasatch Range separates the mountainous east from the Great Basin, which includes the Great Salt Lake.