Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Salt Lake City


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.


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).


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.


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.


The University of Utah Medical Center

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* The 2002 Olympic Winter Games.


2002 Winter Olympics flame

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* Beaux-arts museum .

* Assembly Hall, Temple Square.


Temple Square

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* Genealogical library.
* Conference Center.


Conference Center organ near Temple Square in Salt Lake City

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* Joseph Smith Buildind.
* Utah state 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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