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Utah is named after the Ute Native American tribe which is native to the area. The Mormon pioneers originally wanted to name the state "Deseret" (which means honeybee), but government officials decided on "Utah" instead. Utah is said to mean "the top of the mountain" in the Ute language.
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Where did Utah get its name?

Utah got it's name from the Native American tribe living in the area-- the Utes. The word Utah in the Ute language refers to the high elevation of the area. Utah was named for it's mountains.

What is a person from Utah called?

A person from Utah is called a Ute. Although that name also refers to a tribe of Native Americans, those Native Americans were the inspiration behind the naming of Utah.

Where is Utah?

Utah is a state in the Western United States, bordering Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Colorado to the east, Arizona to the South, and Nevada to the west. It is home to the Great Salt Lake, and over 58% of its adult inhabitants are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day S (MORE)

When was Utah founded?

If you are referring to the year that Utah became a state, it was 1896. Before that of course Indians, early settleres, and trappers all "founded" Utah.

What is Utah famous for?

Utah is famous for it's snow and great skiing, as well as Arches National Park and the Great Salt Lake. Utah is also home to the largest population of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or Mormons. The Mormon Pioneers settled the state after making a 1,300 mile-long trek from (MORE)

How did the Mormons get to Utah?

Originally, by walking there, mostly from their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois, via the Mormon Trail. Some came with wagons, some with handcarts. After the transcontinental railway opened, most travelled by train. See related links for stories about and history of the Mormon Trail.

Who discovered Utah?

Know one really discovered Utah. The Mormon pioneers moved to there particular area and they founded the city of Salt Lake City. hence know one actually ever discovered Utah.

Who is famous in Utah?

Allison Holker is a famous person from Utah, but she is famous outside of Utah as well.

Where are the mountains in Utah?

Everywhere! Pretty much the whole state is a mountain range. I don't know of anywhere in Utah where there isn't a mountain in sight.

What is a Utah seagull?

The state bird of Utah is the California Gull. In Utah they are often called Utah Seagulls because they have lived here for over 100 years and have probably never seen a real 'sea'.

Abbreviation for Utah?

Utah is abbreviated with the letters UT. All of the states in theUnited States have abbreviations. Some others include AZ forArizona, NY for New York, and FL for Florida.

Is Utah a region?

No its a state I'm adding on: No, Utah is a state. Utah is in the western part of the U.S., if that helps.

Does Utah have snakes?

yes. Utah has 31 different kinds of snakes. Only seven of the thirty one different kinds of snakes in Utah are venomous. The sidewinder and speckled rattlesnake are two of the more common poisonous snakes in that area.

Orphanages in Utah?

There are no orphanages in Utah. Children who have no parents or whose parents have abandonded them or have been deemed unfit to raise them are placed in foster care and/or put up for adoption.

What are the counties in Utah?

There are 29 counties in the U.S. State of Utah. . Beaver County . Box Elder County . Cache County . Carbon County . Daggett County . Davis County . Duchesne County . Emery County . Garfield County . Grand County . Iron County . Juab County . Kane County . Millard County . Morgan (MORE)

What are Utahs industries?

I lived in UT for about 4 years in the 90's, and SLC has a big Medical Manf industry, but mining, ranching, and farming are big also.. Tourism, due to the abundance of snow/BLM land, and open land are huge.

What can Utah do to recycle?

Most suburban cities in Utah offer a recycling program complete with weekly pickup, just like trash. Those who don't typically have a recycling drop-off location. If you live in a more rural area, you may have to collect the recycling and bring it to the recycling plant yourself. Ask at your city ha (MORE)

How do you get emancipation in Utah?

There is no statute in Utah. You'll have to wait until you are the age of majority. If you are not safe at home, contact the local social services agency to get help.

Why do they call Utah the beehive state?

Utah is called the Beehive State because a beehive is a symbol of industry and hard work. The Utah State Motto is "Industry", so the nickname, symbol, and motto coincide.

What is the clothing in Utah?

Well, if your a hardcore Mormon woman living with 4 other wives, you probably wear a full body dress that looks kinda like Martha Washington's nightgown, that went out of style in 1780. Let me put you straight about this multiple wives thing. This is not accepted by "The Church of Jesus Christ of (MORE)

When and why did Utah settle?

after the lds (Mormons) people were run out of Nauvo they all walked all the way from Illinois to Utah. eventually all the lds people migrated there and soon there was enough people to make Utah a state.

Was Utah a colony?

No. Utah was formed as a state long after the American Revolution, which ended British rule and changed the 13 Colonies into the United States.

When was Utah invented?

Utah is a state. It was never invented, it was settled and then officially founded. The first settlers were Native American Indians, who have made the Utah area their home for thousands of years. Various explorers came in the early 1800's, and the first permanent white settlers in the area were Morm (MORE)

What is Utah plural?

Utah cannot be a plural because there is only one. If there couldbe more than one Utah, it would be Utahs. As in "We couldn't decidewhich of the Utahs was best."

Why do Utah state football call themselves aggies?

Because State Utah started as a land grant school and was originally called Utah State Agriculture College and was called USAC. They still maintain a Dairy and beef operation and raise a substantial amount of hay and Corn

What to do in Utah?

Ski Mountain bike Hike Go to concerts Skydive Snowboard Go to Park City, they have a great variety of things Bar hopping Raves 4 wheeling Hunting ...and more!

What is the population of Utah county Utah?

Population of San Juan County, Utah in 2011 is about 14,413 people. . The 2010 U. S. Census counted 516,564 people living in Utah County. It is the 2nd-most populous county in Utah.

What can you do in Utah?

There are multiple ski resorts where you can ski or snowboard in the winter. The mountains also provide an excellent environment for hiking and mountain biking. There are 5 national parks you can visit as well.

Where are bison in Utah?

The State of Utah has two Herds of Bison. One on Antelope Island and one in the Henry Mountains.

Is there a singer from Utah?

There are tons of popular singers from Utah. David Archuleta, Donny and Marie Osmond, and music groups such as Meg & Dia, The Used, Neon Trees, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

What you can do in Utah?

You can do whatever you want in Utah! Some things are illegal, so you might get in trouble, but you can do whatever you want.

What is the international calling code for Utah USA?

The country code for North America (USA, Canada, etc.) is +1, followed by a three-digit area code and a seven-digit subscriber number. Utah has three area codes: +1 801 and +1 385 (overlay) = Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden (the main urban area of Utah) +1 435 = the rest of the state, including Logan (MORE)

How did Utah get its shape?

Utah is a box shaped because it would be quicker for U.S congressto make utah as a state but naturally utah's geography is flat sothey made their border lines neat and straight

What is the Mormon town in Utah called?

There isn't a 'Mormon town' in Utah. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) live in every town in Utah, and settled about 90% of them. Mormons are the majority religion in most, if not all, cities in Utah.

How did Mormon get to Utah?

The vast majority of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) in the years 1847-1910 traveled to and settled in Utah. At the time, converts to the church were expected to move to Utah if possible. They moved there any way they could afford - by foot, handcar (MORE)

Is Utah real?

Yes. Utah is the 45 US state, founded on January 4, 1896. It is located in the western United STates.

Why was the Utah war called Buchanan's blunder?

The Utah war was called Buchanan's Blunder for a few reasons. *First, President Buchanan sent troops to Utah to end a 'rebellion' he had only heard of in rumors and that actually did not exist at all. This was very expensive and a total waste of time and resources. *Second, He sent a new non-Mo (MORE)

What is the history in Utah?

Utah has a remarkable history. Probably the most important event in the history of Utah is the settling of the area by Mormons who moved to escape religious persecution.

Are there sharks in Utah?

Sharks are not native to Utah's bodies of water, since sharks livein the ocean and Utah isn't anywhere near the ocean. However thereare sharks in aquariums in Utah.

How can a phone call from Utah display a Canadian area code?

There are a couple of possible ways that a telephone call from Utahmight display a Canadian area code. First, a Canadian cellphonewill display its Canadian number, even when it is physically inUtah, and likewise for a VoIP phone. Second, a call from Utah usingcertain calling cards might display the (MORE)

What did the Mormons want to call Utah?

The Mormons had intended on settling an area much larger thanmodern-day Utah and naming it Deseret. However, the federalgovernment didn't want the Mormons having such a large territory,so they cut it down and renamed it Utah.

Who is the represenatative in Utah?

Based on the results of the 2010census, Utah has 4 Representatives in the U.S. House ofRepresentatives. Rob Bishop, Chris Stewart, Jason Chaffetz and MiaLove are Utah's representative in the U.S. House ofRepresentatives. The U.S. Senators from Utah are Orin Hatch andMike Lee.

Where is the state of Utah?

Utah is located in the RockyMountain Region of the United States. Utah is bordered by Idaho andWyoming to the north, Arizona to the south, Colorado to the east,and Nevada to the west.

What is the área of Utah?

Utah has a total area of 84,896square miles including 82,169 square miles of land. It is the 13thlargest state based on total area and the 12th largest state basedon total land area.

Is Utah a capital?

Utah is one of the 50 States in the United States, and is not acapital.