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Area: 219,900 square kilometers
Population: Over 2,000,000
Capital: SaltLakeCity

Utah's bid for statehood was accepted in 1896 over forty years after its initial request.

One of Utah's most defining characteristics is the variety of its terrain.  From the UintaMountain range in the north (being the only east west running mountain range in NorthAmerica) to the beautiful desert landscapes of BryceCanyon and ZionNationalParks.

Another notable fact about Utah is that the continental meeting of the railroads happened at PromontoryPoint, Utah.