Utah became the 45th state on Jan 4th 1896. Utah is commonly known as the Beehive state which really stands for determination in tough times. The beehive is the official state emblem.
Origin of state's name: The name Utah comes from the Indian word for "Mountain People".
Capital city: The capital city of Utah is Salt Lake City which is renowned as the home of the Mormons and was the host for the Winter Olympics in 2002. The state is surrounded by several other states including Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, and Colorado.
Population: The population of Utah is just over 2 million people based on the last census in 2000.
Driver's license information, applications, testing requirements, Driver's manuals and testing locations can all be found on the Utah Department of Public Safety's website under the Motor Vehicle decision.
Economy: The states economy is driven by many different industries including dairy and poultry farming and some sheep and hog farming. Mining is a big industry in the state as is the manufacture of scientific and electronic instruments and food processing.
State Bird: The state bird is the "Common American gull" or Larus Zonorhynchus who is generally found in abundance along coastal areas where its food supply is plentiful. The full eat small fish and is considered to be graceful in flight.
State Flower: The state flower is the Sego Lily or Colochortus Gunnisonii. The Sego Lily can be found with pink or white or yellow delicate beautiful flowers in summer time.
State Song: The state song is "Utah, We Love Thee" by E Stephens which sings the praises or this beautiful state and it value system.
State Animal: The state animal is the Rocky Mountain Elk.