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Provo, Utah
Provo courthouse garden, spring 2008
Provo courthouse garden, spring 2008
Banner o Provo, Utah
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
Kintra Unitit States
State Utah
Coonty Utah
Founded 1849
Incorporatit Aprile 1850
Named for Étienne Provost
 • Teep Strang Mayor Municipal Format
 • Mayor John R. Curtis
 • Council Chair Rick Healey
 • Ceety 114.4 km2 (44.2 sq mi)
 • Laund 107.9 km2 (41.7 sq mi)
 • Watter 6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,387 m (4,551 ft)
Population (2010)[1][2]
 • Ceety 112,488
 • Density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Metro 526,810
Time zone Muntain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Simmer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84601-84606
Aurie code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-62470[3]
GNIS featur ID 1444661[4]
Wabsteid Provo 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]

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

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