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Above: Interesting Facts About Utah: Canyonlands National Park is one of five National Parks in Utah.

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Ten Interesting Facts About Utah

1. The official state flower of Utah is the Sego Lily.

2. The official state tree of Utah is the Blue Spruce.

3. The official state bird of Utah is the American Seagull.

4. Utah is home to 40 State Parks and five National Parks. 

5. The state of Utah is divided into three geographical regions: Northern, Central and Southern.

6. The ten largest cities in Utah (by population size) are Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan, Orem, Sandy, Ogden, St. George, Layton and Taylorsville, in that order.

7. Utah is home to 13 universities, as well as many fine two and four-year colleges.

8. Utah's Great Salt Lake is four times saltier than the Pacific Ocean.

9.  The state of Utah has more than 240 incorporated cities and towns.

10. Native American Indian tribes from Utah include Bannock, Goshute, Paiute, and Ute.

Above: The warm, rusty red scene scapes of Arches National Park. 

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Universities in Utah

Broadview University in Salt Lake City, Layton, Orem, and West Jordan

Brigham Young University in Provo (satellite campus in Salt Lake City)

Dixie State University in St. George

Neumont University in South Jordan

Roseman University in South Jordan

Southern Utah University in Cedar City

University of Phoenix (various locations statewide)

University of Utah in Salt Lake City

Utah State University in Logan

Utah Valley University

Weber State University in Ogden

Western Governors University (online)

George Wythe University in Salt Lake City

Utah National Parks

Arches National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Zion National Park

Below: The Great Salt Lake.

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Below: Padre Bay, Lake Powell.

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Above: Moab.

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Above: Interesting Facts About Utah include the architecturally significant Mormon Temple in Logan.

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Above: An aerial view of Brigham Young University in Provo.

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Above: A residential neighborhood in St. George.

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Above: Winter in Salt Lake City.

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