#Land #area #of #utah
Land area of utah
Land area of utah
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|Longitude / Latitude||Longitude: 109°W to 114°W |
Latitude: 37°N to 42°N
|Length x Width||Utah is about 350 miles long and 270 miles wide.|
|The geographic center of Utah is located in Sanpete County, 3 miles north of Manti. |
Longitude: 111° 41.1’W
Latitude: 39° 23.2’N
|Borders||Utah is bordered by Idaho and Wyoming on the north and by Arizona on the south. On the east, Utah is bordered by Colorado. On the west, Utah is bordered by Nevada.|
|Total Area||Utah covers 84,904 square miles, making it the 13th largest of the 50 states.|
|Land Area||82,168 square miles of Utah are land areas.|
|Water Area||2,736 square miles of Utah are covered by water.|
|Highest Point||The highest point in Utah is Kings Peak at 13,528 feet above sea level.|
|Lowest Point||The lowest point in Utah is Beaverdam Wash at 2,000 feet above sea level.|
|Mean Elevation||One of the three highest states in the union, the Mean Elevation of the state of Utah is 6,100 feet above sea level.|
|Major Rivers||Colorado River, Green River|
|Major Lakes||Great Salt Lake, Lake Powell, Utah Lake|
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Rocky Mountains: Running north to south through the United States, the Rocky Mountians are an imposing presence in many of the western states. In Utah, two ranges of the Rockies extend through the northeast corner of the state; the Uinta Range and the Wasatch Range.
The Uinta Range extends from Colorado in the east almost all of the way to Salt Lake City in north central Utah. It is the only range of the Rocky Mountains that runs east and west. Lakes and flat-bottomed canyons, formed by glacial activity, are interspersed with mountains that reach over 13,000 feet above sea level. Kings Peak, the highest point (13,528 feet above sea level) in Utah, is found in the Uinta Range.
The Wasatch Range stretches from Mount Nebo in north central Utah northward into Idaho. On the west, the mountains range from 6,000 to 8,000 feet above sea level.
Basin and Ridge Region: One of the driest areas of the United States, the Basin and Ridge Region covers parts of several states, including Utah. The Basin and Ridge Region of Utah, which spreads over the western part of the state, is covered by small mountains and basins except on the east and west edges where the mountains are higher. Great Salt Lake is located in the northeastern corner of the Basin and Ridge Region with the Great Salt Lake Desert to the west and southwest of the lake. About 4,000 acres of hard flat salt beds are found in the center of the Great Salt Lake Desert; Bonneville Salt Flats. The Bonneville Salt Flats are named after the ancient sea that covered the area, Lake Bonneville.
|Bryce Canyon |
Photograph by James Bynum