Utah: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Petr Novák

Utah is an American state in the West, interesting from two perspectives. Nearly four-fifths of the population lives in the Wasatch Front metropolitan area, of which Salt Lake City is the center. Most of Utah is uninhabited. The state is also unique from a religious perspective, with about 63% of the population being Mormon (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

Utah: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Map of Utah / Where is Utah?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic information about Utah
  2. What to See in Utah
  3. Fun Facts about Utah
  4. Utah Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Utah
  6. Food Prices in Utah
  7. State Symbols of Utah

Basic information about Utah

  • State Name: Utah
  • State Abbreviation: UT
  • Capital: Salt Lake City
  • Largest City: Salt Lake City
  • Area: 219,887 km2 (13th largest U.S. state)
  • Population: 3,205,958 (30th highest in the U.S.)
  • Time Zone: MST (UTC-7), MDT (UTC-6) in the summer
  • More Information: Speed Limits in Utah, Current Time in Utah, Minimum Wage in Utah

What to See in Utah

  1. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  2. Monument Valley
  3. Bryce Canyon National Park
  4. Canyonlands National Park
  5. Capitol Reef National Park
  6. Zion National Park
  7. Dead Horse Point State Park
  8. Big Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City
  9. Cedar Breaks National Monument
  10. Cataract Canyon

You can post tips for other sights and places of interest in Utah in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Utah

Date of Utah’s Entry into the Union

January 4, 1896 (45th in order)

Utah state nickname

Beehive State

Utah’s tallest mountain

Kings Peak (4,125 metres)

Rivers in Utah

  1. Colorado River (2,330 km)
  2. Green River (1,170 km)
  3. Bear River (790 km)
  4. San Juan River (616 km)
  5. Sevier River (616 km)

Airports in Utah

  1. Salt Lake City International Airport
  2. Wendover Airport
  3. St. George Regional Airport
  4. Cedar City Regional Airport
  5. Vernal Regional Airport

Utah Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): no team
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (football): Real Salt Lake
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): Utah Jazz

Universities in Utah

  • University of Utah
  • Brigham Young University
  • Utah State University

ZIP Codes


Utah Weather | Utah Average Temperatures | Utah Average Precipitation

Utah Weather

Utah is a large state, so the weather varies from region to region. The driest and hottest weather tends to be around the Great Salt Lake Desert and the sparsely populated Wasatch Front. Summer daytime temperatures here range between 30°C and 38°C in the shade. At night, it can be very cold.

The weather is even more varied in January, with the warmest temperatures (around zero) in the north, but temperatures often dropping to -18 °C in the cool south. Most of the area is covered with snow in winter.

Tornadoes or thunderstorms are not as common in Utah as in other states, but flash flooding can occur in some locations. Signs or signs usually point this out.

Current Forecasts:

Largest Cities in Utah

# City Population Map
1 Salt Lake City 194,188 Show on Map
2 West Valley City 135,546 Show on Map
3 Provo 116,199 Show on Map
4 West Jordan 111,937 Show on Map
5 Orem 97,839 Show on Map
6 Sandy 94,556 Show on Map
7 Ogden 85,497 Show on Map
8 Saint George 79,995 Show on Map
9 Layton 73,963 Show on Map
10 South Jordan 65,523 Show on Map

Food Prices in Utah

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $7.75
  • Restaurant Draft Beer (0.5L): $5.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.43
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.70
  • Milk (1 l): $0.67
  • Bread (500 g): $2.66
  • Rice (1 kg): $2.99
  • Egg (12 pcs): $2.16
  • Cheese (1 kg): $8.80
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $7.25
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $12.19
  • Apples (1 kg): $3.60
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.31
  • Oranges (1 kg): $2.62
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $3.14
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $1.77
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $2.22
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $2.22
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $7.50

Salt Lake City grocery prices valid in January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Utah Flag | Utah State Emblem

State Symbols of Utah

  • Astronomical Symbol: Clover Cluster
  • Gemstone: topaz
  • Fossil: Allosaurus
  • Insects: bees
  • Star: Dubhe
  • Hymn: Utah, We Love Thee
  • Language: English
  • Stone: coal
  • Mineral: copper
  • Fruit: cherries
  • Bird: Mormon duck
  • Fish: yellowthroat trout
  • Tree: spruce
  • Firearm: Browning M1911
  • Symbol: wolf
  • Dance: Square Dance
  • Vegetable: sweet onion
  • Animal: deer wapiti

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