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Where is Salt Lake City



Located in the northern part of Utah State of United State, Salt Lake City is the largest and capital city of Utah. Salt Lake City is the largest urban area in the intermountain West and only two major urban areas in the Great Basin (the second one is the Reno in Nevada State). Because of situated nearby the Great Salt Lake, the city was originally named as "Great Salt Lake City;" however, in the official name the word 'Great' has been dropped out.



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US Map showing Location Map of Salt Lake City in Utah
The city was established by Brigham Young and his Mormon followers in the year 1847; since, it was located majorly in desert areas so they were worked hard to make it cultivable and made it liveable. Furthermore, the development has been taken place by several means including Immigration of international LDS members, the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, and mining booms; subsequently, the city is also nicknamed as the Crossroads of the West.
The industrial banking centre of the US, Salt Lake City is one of the major tourists' destinations in western United States.

Major attractions of the city are:
  • Temple Square
  • Family History Library
  • Eagle Gate Monument
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
  • Liberty Park
  • Hogle Zoo
  • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
  • Olympic Cauldron Park
  • Golden Spike National Historic Site
  • Trolley Square
  • ZCMI Center Mall


Interesting Facts about Salt Lake City


Country: United States of America
State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
Year of Establishment: 1847
Area: 285.9 sq km
Population (metro): 1,124,197 (2010)
Climate: Semi-Arid