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Utah is a western state of the United States, in the Rocky Mountain region. The name Utah is derived from the Southern Ute word for "higher up." In addition to the Ute Tribe, the Paiute, Navajo, Shoshone, and Goshute nations also inhabit portions of the state.

Utah had a population of 2,389,039 in 2004, according to a Census Bureau estimate. About 85% of Utah's population resides in the valleys and on the western slope of the Wasatch Mountains in northern and central Utah. Residents are called Utahns, the state is generally rugged and arid, and has spectacular natural scenery. It is a popular summer and winter tourist destination. Salt Lake City, the ski resorts in the Wasatch Range, and the national parks of the south are the most popular destinations.

Utah's capital is Salt Lake City, a vibrant metropolitan city, the small community of Fillmore, in Millard County, was designated as the territorial capital in 1854, four years after Utah Territory was organized. In 1856, the capital was moved back to Salt Lake City, which became the capital of the state when Utah was admitted to the Union in 1896. Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, which gave a significant boost to the state's tourist industry (especially the ski resorts).

Salt Lake City, Utah is also the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which approximately 60% of Utah residents are members. The LDS Church has a strong cultural influence on the state, resulting in Utah being one of just two states where gambling is illegal.

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Bryce Canyon Amphitheater
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Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

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SkyWest CRJ-7000 at the SkyWest hangar facility at Salt Lake City International Airport
SkyWest Airlines is one of two airlines owned by SkyWest, Inc. - the other being Atlantic Southeast Airlines. It is a North American regional airline headquartered in St. George, Utah, flying to 154 cities in 43 states, Canada, and Mexico. The airline serves as a feeder airline, operating under contract with various major carriers, it flies as United Express on behalf of United Airlines, as Delta Connection on behalf of Delta Air Lines, and as Midwest Connect on behalf of Midwest Airlines.

Combined with Atlantic Southeast Airlines, the two make up the eighth-largest airline in terms of number of planes, operating 440 regional aircraft.

The airline employs over 11,100 people and averages 1,794 daily departures across its network. Approximately 65% of flights are operated as United Express, 31% as Delta Connection, and 4% as Midwest Connect.

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Brigham Young

Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was the second prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the first governor of the Utah Territory.

After the killing of Joseph Smith, Young became the de facto president of the church at Nauvoo, Illinois. Repeated conflict led Young to relocate his group of Latter-day Saints to a territory in what is now Utah; then part of Mexico. Young organized the journey that would take the faithful to Winter Quarters, Nebraska, in 1846, then to Utah's Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847, a date now recognized as a Utah state holiday and known as Pioneer Day.

Shortly after the new Mormon colonies were brought into the United States through Mexican Cession, Young petitioned the U.S. Congress to create the State of Deseret, the Compromise of 1850 instead carved out Utah Territory, and Young was installed as governor. He was replaced as governor after the Utah War.

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Rice-Eccles Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah

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2002 Winter Olympics cauldron
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The cauldron used for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah was moved from the top of the Olympic stadium and now anchors the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park just south of Rice-Eccles Stadium. The flame is lit on special occasions, such as the opening weekend of the 2006 Winter Olympics.

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Transportation: Intercity bus Commuter railInterstate 15Interstate 70Interstate 80Interstate 84Salt Lake City International AirportLight railU.S. Route 6U.S. Route 40U.S. Route 50U.S. Route 89U.S. Route 163U.S. Route 189U.S. Route 191State Route 12State Route 24State Route 31State Route 44State Route 95State Route 96State Route 128State Route 150State Route 162State Route 261State Route 262List of state highways in Utah

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