Utah State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Utah as the 45th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Utah.
State Name: Utah
Capital of Utah State: Salt Lake City
Date of Statehood: January 4, 1896
Utah State Population: 2,469,585 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Ranked eighth among the states in number of sheep in 1989, Utah also produces large crops of alfalfa, winter wheat, and beans.
Primary Industry: Rich in natural resources, Utah has long been a leading producer of copper, gold, silver, lead, zinc, and molybdenum. Oil has also become a major product. Utah shares rich oil shale deposits with Colorado and Wyoming. Utah also has large deposits of low sulphur coal. Other growing idustries include aerospace, biomedical, and computer-related businesses.
Utah State Nickname: The Beehive State
Utah State Motto: Industry
Utah State Flower:
Sego Lily (Calochortus nuttallii)(Legislation of 1911)
Utah State Tree: Blue Spruce (Legislation of 1933)
Utah State Bird:
California Gull (Larus californicus)(Legislation of 1955 )
Utah State Fish: Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1997)
Utah State Insect: Honey Bee (Legislation of 1983)
Utah State Gemstone: Topaz (Legislation of 1969 )
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Utah State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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Utah State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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