Where is Salt Lake City, Utah?

Salt Lake City is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah, located in the northern part of Utah State of United State, Salt Lake City is the largest and capital city of Utah.

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Where is Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah, as well as the seat of Salt Lake County. 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.

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

Salt Lake City Facts

CountryUnited States
CountySalt Lake
Named forGreat Salt Lake
Coordinates: 40°45′39″N 111°53′28″W
City Area110.81 sq mi (286.99 km2)
• Land110.34 sq mi (285.77 km2)
• Water0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
Elevation4,226 ft (1,288 m)
Population (2020)199,723 [Rank - US: 114th, UT: 1st]
• Density1,797.52/sq mi (701.84/km2)
Demonym(s)Salt Laker
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain), DST - UTC−6
Area codes801, 385
FIPS code49-67000
GNIS feature ID1454997
Major airportSalt Lake City International Airport
InterstatesI-15, I-80
WebsiteSalt Lake City Government