Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south and Nevada to the west. With a population over three million, it is the 30th-most-populous and 11th-least-densely populated. A little more than half of all Utahns are Mormons, the vast majority of whom are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
About Utah in brief
Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south and Nevada to the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast. With a population over three million, it is the 30th-most-populous and 11th-least-densely populated. A little more than half of all Utahns are Mormons, the vast majority of whom are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Utah is the only state where a majority of the population belongs to a single church. The state has a highly diversified economy, with major sectors including transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, mining; it is also a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation. In 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Utah had the second-fastest-growing population of any state. The name Utah is said to derive from the name of the Ute tribe, meaning ‘people of the mountains’ However, no such word actually exists in the Utes’ language, and they refer to themselves as Noochee. The Spanish were the first Europeans to arrive in the mid-16th century, though the region’s difficult geography and climate made it a peripheral part of New Spain and later Mexico. The southern Utah region was explored by the Spanish in 1540, led by Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, while looking for a route to California. In 1821, the region achieved its independence from Spain, and became the part of its territory of Alta California.
The native residents of the region are known as the Alta Alta people, and the native residents are called the Utahtes. The Ute people are said to have called themselves ‘Noochee’, which means ‘one that is higher up’ or ‘those that are higher up’. In Spanish it was pronounced Yuta; subsequently English-speaking people may have adapted the word as ‘Utah’ The Utes are also known as ‘The Mountain People’ and ‘The People of the Mountains’ Utah is home to the St. George metropolitan area, which was the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States from 2000 to 2005. Utah also has the 14th-highest median average income and the least income inequality of any U. S. state. A 2012 Gallup national survey found Utah overall to be the \”best state to live in the future\” based on 13 forward-looking measurements including various economic, lifestyle, and health-related outlook metrics. It is also the 13th-largest-largest by area; with a population of more than three million. The Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state, which includes the capital city, Salt Lake City; and Washington County in the south, with more than 170,000 residents. Most of the western half of Utah lies in the Great Basin. The ancient Puebloans and the Fremont people lived in what is now known as Utah, some of which spoke languages of Uto-Aztecan group.