Salt Lake City, Utah

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  • Salt Lake City, Utah, is located on the northeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley on a fertile strip of land between the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains and the Great Salt Lake. While geographical features limit the city's actual size to 110.4 square miles, the communities in the valley have grown together. Over one million (1,124,197) lived in the greater Salt Lake City metropolitan area in 2010, while 186,400 lived in the city.

    The Salt Lake Valley was once covered by Lake Bonneville, and the rescinding shorelines are visible on the nearby mountains. The Great Salt Lake is the modern remnant. Streams in the canyons surrounding the city provide irrigation and potable water. The city sits on the Wasatch Fault, and it has been predicted that ...

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