WHAT TO VISIT IN UTAH

When you hear this word, you may not be attracted to visit Utah, but we invite you now to find some more details about this amazing place. After reading it, I am sure you will change your mind and you will want to visit Utah as soon as possible.

Utah, according to the official name State of Utah is one of the 50 states of the United States of America, located in the western part of the USA. It was admitted into the Union as the forty-fifth of its states on 4th January 1896. Approximately 80% of the population of about 2,500,000 inhabitants of Utah is now living in Wasatch Front, a location whose “heart” is the capital of the state and also its largest city, Salt Lake City. In contrast, there are huge areas of the state very sparsely populated or not populated at all. These make the population’s sixth place in the range of degree of urbanization in the United States.

Most of the country is rocky and mountainous and there are distinguished three major geological regions: The Rocky Mountains, The Great Basin and The Colorado Plateau. Utah is known for its natural diversity and the country has some unique geographic features, starting with sand dunes and ending up with pine forests, which are actually the most representative and which explains the main reason for everybody to visit Utah.
Utah offers many tourist destinations, with a strong infrastructure in this field. This place has hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002.

The tourist resorts in the north side of the famous mountain range called “Wasatch Range”, the salted surfaces in Bonneville Salt Flats, “The Great Salt Lake”, the five national parks in the south (such as the Arches, Zion and Bryce Canyon), and and cultural attractions such as Temple Square, Sundance Film Festival and Utah Shakespearean Festival are among the preferences of the people who visit Utah.


Approximately 60% of the residents of the state are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or Latter Day Saints abbreviated LDS). It has higher percentages in rural areas and lower results in the urban areas. The religion has always had a strong regional influence, decisively contributing to the strong attitude of the state against alcohol and gambling, on the one hand, and the existence of the highest birth rate in the nation, on the other one.

Before the famous “Manifesto” in 1890, the idea of “LDS Church” was to promote multiple marriages and it has led to many arguments, ending up with the so-called “Utah War”. This historical fact is another plus point to visit Utah.

 


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