Provo, Utah

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Provo, Utah
Provo courthouse garden, spring 2008
Provo courthouse garden, spring 2008
Banner o Provo, Utah
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Motto(s): 
"Welcome Home"
Provo, Utah is locatit in Utah
Provo, Utah
Provo, Utah
Location within the state o Utah
Coordinates: 40°14′40″N 111°39′39″W / 40.24444°N 111.66083°W / 40.24444; -111.66083Coordinates: 40°14′40″N 111°39′39″W / 40.24444°N 111.66083°W / 40.24444; -111.66083
KintraUnitit States
StateUtah
CoontyUtah
Founded1849
IncorporatitAprile 1850
Named forÉtienne Provost
Govrenment
 • TeepStrang Mayor Municipal Format
 • MayorJohn R. Curtis
 • Council ChairRick Healey
Area
 • Ceety114.4 km2 (44.2 sq mi)
 • Land107.9 km2 (41.7 sq mi)
 • Water6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation
1,387 m (4,551 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1][2]
 • Ceety112,488
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Metro
526,810
Time zoneUTC-7 (Muntain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
84601-84606
Aurie code(s)385, 801
FIPS code49-62470[3]
GNIS featur ID1444661[4]
WabsteidProvo City

Provo (pronounced /ˈproʊvoʊ/) is the third lairgest ceety in the state o Utah, locatit aboot 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 112,488,[1] Provo is an aa the principal ceety in the Provo-Orem metropolitan aurie, which haes an estimatit population o 555,551 residents.[5] It is the seicont lairgest metropolitan aurie in the state ahint Salt Lake Ceety.

The ceety is hame tae Brigham Young University, ane o the lairgest private heichher eddication 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 centre 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.[6] In 2010 Forbes ratit Provo ane o the tap 10 places tae raise a faimily.[7]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Provo Ceety haes twa Sister Ceeties designatit bi Sister Ceeties International [8]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 U.S. Census Bureau 2010 Population
  2. "2010 Census Redistricting Data - US Census Bureau".
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  6. "Provo is No. 1 in a lot of things. Does it matter?". The Daily Herald. 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  7. "America's Best Places to Raise a Family". Forbes.com. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2012-09-18.
  8. Sister Cities :: Provo City :: Making Life Better