SALT LAKE CITY

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Salt Lake City is a city in the United States, capital of the state of Utah. It was founded in the nineteenth century by Mormon pioneers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City is part of the urban area at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains and called Wasatch Front. It covers an area of 286 km² in the northwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley, dominated by the Wasatch Mountains to the east and Oquirrh to the west. Its altitude varies between 1,284 and 2,870 meters.

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Salt Lake City, May 2012

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Salt Lake City has a special climate, temperate continental to warm and dry season.
It is home to 189,314 inhab. (2012) in the city. Its metropolitan area is home to 1,145,905 inhabitants. (2012).

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Salt Lake City At Night

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Salt Lake City was founded under the name of « Great Salt Lake », 24 July 1847.En 1856 it became the capital of the Utah Territory, which became the 45th state to join the Union (USA) In 1896.

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Salt Lake City overview on a sunny day

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Joseph Smith and Brigham Young,  the Place Heritage Park, Salt Lake City

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Salt lake city is famous by:

* The headquarters of the University of Utah.

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The University of Utah Medical Center

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* The 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

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2002 Winter Olympics flame

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* Beaux-arts museum .

* Assembly Hall, Temple Square.

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Temple Square

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* Genealogical library.
* Conference Center.

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Conference Center organ near Temple Square in Salt Lake City

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* Joseph Smith Buildind.
* Utah state capitol

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Capitol

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* Museum of ancient life.
* Ski resort in Snowbird.
* Hill Air Force Base Museum

  • The light railway (TRAX) and the bus are the main public transport of the city. Trips to the city center are free.800px-trax_red_line_to_daybreak_at_fort_douglas_stationTRAX Red Line to Daybreak at Fort Douglas Station

    (Fort Douglas is a light rail station on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City)

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