Provo (pronounced /ˈproʊvoʊ/) is the third lairgest ceety in the state o Utah, located about 43 km sooth o Salt Lake Ceety alang the Wasatch Front. Provo is the coonty seat o Utah Coonty an lies atween the ceeties o Orem tae the north an Springville tae the sooth. Wi a population o 118,581, Provo is an aa the principal ceety in the Provo-Orem metropolitan aurie, which haes an estimatit population o 555,551 residents. It is the seicont largest metropolitan aurie in the state ahint Salt Lake Ceety.
The ceety is hame tae Brigham Young University, ane o the lairgest private heichher education institutions in the Unitit States, which is operatit bi The Kirk o Jesus Christ o Latter-day Saunts. Provo is an aa hame tae the lairgest Missionary Training Center for the LDS kirk. The ceety is a key operational center for Novell an haes been a focus aurie for technology development in Utah. The ceety is an aa hame tae the Peaks Ice Arena, which served as a venue for the Salt Lake Ceety Winter Olympics in 2002. Sundance Resort is locatit 13 miles northeast at Provo Canyon.
In 2009, Provo wis leetit in "Where to Retire" magazine as an "enticin ceety for new careers." Provo wis an aa leetit in National Geographic Adventure Magazine's "whaur tae live an play" as a cultural hub. In 2010 Forbes ratit Provo ane o the top 10 places tae raise a family.
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- Provo is No. 1 in a lot of things. Does it matter?. The Daily Herald (2009). Retrieved on 16 October 2009. .
- America's Best Places to Raise a Family. Forbes.com.