Provo, Utah

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Provo, Utah
Provo courthouse garden, spring 2008
Provo courthouse garden, spring 2008
Motto(s): 
"Welcome Home"
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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
 • City114.4 km2 (44.2 sq mi)
 • Laund107.9 km2 (41.7 sq mi)
 • Water6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation
1387 m (4551 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1][2]
 • City112,488
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Metro
526,810
Time zoneUTC-7 (Muntain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
84601-84606
Area code(s)385, 801
FIPS code49-62470[3]
GNIS featur ID1444661[4]
WebsiteProvo City

Provo (pronounced /ˈproʊvoʊ/) is the third lairgest city in the state o Utah, locatit aboot 43 km sooth o Salt Lake City alang the Wasatch Front. Provo is the coonty seat o Utah Coonty an lies atween the cities o Orem tae the north an Springville tae the sooth. Wi a population o 112,488,[1] Provo is an aa the principal city in the Provo-Orem metropolitan area, which haes an estimatit population o 555,551 residents.[5] It is the seicont lairgest metropolitan area in the state ahint Salt Lake City.

The city 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 city is a key operational centre for Novell an haes been a focus area for technology development in Utah. The city is an aa hame tae the Peaks Ice Arena, which served as a venue for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. Sundance Resort is locatit 13 mile northeast at Provo Canyon.

In 2009, Provo wis leetit in "Where to Retire" magazine as an "enticin city 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 cities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Provo City haes twa Sister Cities designatit bi Sister Cities International [8]

Banner Kintra City/Toun
Germany Germany Meissen
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Cheenae Nanning

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b U.S. Census Bureau 2010 Population
  2. "2010 Census Redistricting Data - US Census Bureau".
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 Januar 2008.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 31 Januar 2008.
  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. 23 Mairch 2010. Retrieved 17 Mey 2010.
  6. "Provo is No. 1 in a lot of things. Does it matter?". The Daily Herald. 2009. Archived frae the original on 17 October 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  7. "America's Best Places to Raise a Family". Forbes.com. Archived frae the original on 18 September 2012.
  8. Sister Cities :: Provo City :: Making Life Better Archived 2013-10-21 at the Wayback Machine