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Salt Lake City
State Caipital
City of Salt Lake City
Frae top left: The skyline in Julie 2011, the Salt Lake Temple, Utah State Capitol, UTA TRAX, the Ceety an Coonty Biggin, Union Pacific Depot an the Block U.
Frae top left: The skyline in Julie 2011, the Salt Lake Temple, Utah State Capitol, UTA TRAX, the Ceety an Coonty Biggin, Union Pacific Depot an the Block U.
Nickname(s): "The Crossroads o the Wast"
Location o Salt Lake Ceety in Salt Lake Coonty, Utah
Coordinates: 40°45′0″N 111°53′0″W / 40.75000°N 111.88333°W / 40.75000; -111.88333Coordinates: 40°45′0″N 111°53′0″W / 40.75000°N 111.88333°W / 40.75000; -111.88333
Kintra Unitit States
State Utah
Coonty Salt Lake
 • Mayor Ralph Becker
 • State Caipital 110.4 sq mi (285.9 km2)
 • Laund 109.1 sq mi (282.5 km2)
 • Watter 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
Elevation 4,226 ft (1,288 m)
Population (2010)
 • State Caipital 186,440 (127t in U.S.)
 • Density 1,666/sq mi (643.3/km2)
 • Urban 2,238,697
 • Metro 1,124,197 (48t in U.S.)
 • Demonym Salt Laker
Time zone Muntain (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) Muntain (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-67000[1]
GNIS featur ID 1454997[2]

Salt Lake City is the caipital an the maist populous ceety o Utah. The name o the ceety is aften shortened tae Salt Lake or SLC. Wi an estimatit population o 183,171,[3] the ceety lies in the Salt Lake Ceety metropolitan aurie, which haes a total estimatit population o 1,130,293. Salt Lake Ceety is further situatit in a lairger urban aurie kent as the Wasatch Front, which haes an estimatit population o 2,298,915.[4]

The ceety wis foondit in 1847 as Great Salt Lake Ceety bi a group o Mormon pioneers led bi their prophet, Brigham Young, who left ahint hostility an violence in the Midwastren Unitit States. They extensively irrigatit an cultivatit the arid valley an faced prosecution frae the U.S. govrenment for their practice o polygamy, which wis offeecially discontinued in 1890. Although Salt Lake Ceety is still hame tae the heidquarters o The Kirk o Jesus Christ o Latter-day Saunts (LDS, an aa kent as the Mormon Kirk), less nor hauf the population o Salt Lake Ceety proper is Mormon the day.

Minin booms an the construction o the first transcontinental railroad initially brought economic growth, an the ceety wis nicknamed the Crossroads o the Wast. Salt Lake Ceety haes syne developed a strang ootdoor recreation tourist industry based primarily on skiin. Salt Lake Ceety wis host tae the 2002 Winter Olympics an is the industrial bankin center o the Unitit States.[5]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Salt Lake City haes several seester ceeties/touns,[6][7] includin:

Kintra Ceety/Toun Coonty / Destrict / Region / State
Bolivie Bolivie Oruro Flag of Oruro.svg Oruro Depairtment
Bosnie an Herzegovinae Bosnie an Herzegovinae Flag of Sarajevo.svg Sarajevo Flag of Sarajevo Canton.png Sarajevo Canton[8]
Brazil Brazil Bandeira de Manaus.svg Manaus Bandeira do Amazonas.svg Amazonas
Republic o Ireland Ireland Thurles Coonty Tipperary
Italy Italy Turin coat of arms.svg Turin Flag of Piedmont.svg Piedmont
Japan Japan Flag of Matsumoto, Nagano.png Matsumoto Nagano Prefecture
Philippines Philippines Quezon City Flag.svg Quezon Ceety Natiional Caipital Region
Republic o Cheenae Taiwan Keelung Taiwan Province
Ukraine Ukraine Chernivtsi coat of arms.jpg Chernivtsi Flag of Chernivtsi Oblast.png Chernivtsi Oblast

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. [1]. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2010-06-22.
  4. 2009 Census Population Estimates at the CSA- and MSA-level available here:
  5. FDIC Industrial Banks. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (2004-06-25). Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  6. Online Directory: Utah, USA (2005). Sister Cities International.
  7. SLC Sister Cities
  8. daenet d.o.o. "Sarajevo Official Web Site : Sister cities". Retrieved 2009-05-06.