Provo is an American city of the Utah, seat of the Comté of Utah. Provo is located at approximately 80 kilometers in the south of Salt Lake City, in the west of the Montagnes Wasatch and at the edge of the Lac Utah, between the towns of Orem (in north) and Springville (in the south). Surface of the east city of 108,2 km ² and the average altitude of the east city of 1.387 Mr.
The name of origin of Provo was Fort Utah at the time of the foundation of the city in 1849. The city was then famous Provo in 1850 in the honor of Etienne Provost, a trapper franco-candien who had arrived in the area in 1825. The current population of Provo is of 115.135 inhabitants what makes of it the third plus big city of Utah. The metropolitan surface of Provo-Orem which gathers the county of Utah and the Comté of Juab gathers as for it 474.180 inhabitants (in 2006).
In Provo is the Brigham Young University , the principal Université of the Church of Jesus-Christ of the Saints of the Last Days. One finds also a temple ( Provo Utah Temple ) and a training center for missionaries ( Missionary Training Center ) of this Christian religious organization.
The Interstate 15 passes to the west of Provo and makes it possible to connect Provo to the other cities of Utah by car. The Amtrak ensures of the connections day laborers in the train in direction of Chicago and Emeryville. Other displacements can be to make out of bus via Greyhound Lines.
Paul D. Boyer (born on July 31st, 1918), American biochemist Nobel Prize of chemistry in 1997, was born in Provo.
Simple: Provo, Utah
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