Utah was the 45th state in the USA - became a state on January 4, 1896. - state Capital is Salt Lake City. - nickname is Beehive State. - state tree is the Quaking Aspen. - state animal is the Elk.
Utah's official flag was adopted in 1913. - The flag has a deep blue field with the state seal in the center, surrounded by yellow fringe. - The state seal was designed by Harry Emmett Edwards in 1896. - In the center of the flag is a bald eagle above a beehive (symbolizing hard work), surrounded by sego lilies (representing peace) and two US flags. - The word "INDUSTRY" and the dates 1847 and 1896 appear on the flag. - 1847 is the year that Brigham Young led a group of his Mormon followers to the Salt Lake Valley in Utah in order to find religious freedom and establish a new base for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Utah is the 13th largest by area - the 30th most populous. - the 13th largest by area. - is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. It also touches a cornere of New Mexico in the southeast.