Utah State Government

Utah has a short, spunky sound from the Spanish yuta, the name given to indigenous Uto-Aztecan people of the mountains.

Capital: Salt Lake City

Largest Cities: Bonanza, Milford, Moab, Promontory, Park City, Provo, OgdenSandy, Vernal, West Valley City

Present Constitution Drafted: 1896

Entered Union: January 4, 1896 (45)

Motto: “Industry”

State Flower: Sego Lily

State Tree: Blue Spruce

State Bird: California Gull

State Dog: Not Specified

State Insect: Honeybee

State Song: “Utah, We Love Thee”

Nickname: Beehive State