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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

Abbreviation: UT

Capital of Utah State: Salt Lake City

Date of Statehood: January 4, 1896

Utah State Population: 2,469,585 (US Census 2005 estimate)

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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)
Picture of the Sego Lily, the official state flower of Utah.
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Utah State Tree: Blue Spruce (Legislation of 1933)

Utah State Bird:
California Gull (Larus californicus)(Legislation of 1955 )
Picture of the California+Gull, the official state bird of Utah.
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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 Seal of Utah.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Utah.
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State Commemorative Quarter: From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Utah.
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Utah State Postage Stamp: From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Utah state.
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Utah State License Plate: Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
Official licens plate of Utah state.
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