Salt Lake City
Capital of the state of Utah of the the United States, Salt Lake City was thus named for its proximity with the Big lake Salted (in English, Great Salt Lake ). Altitude goes from 1284 to 2870 m, average altitude is 1320 Mr. At the 19th century, of the colonists of the Église of Jesus-Christ of the Saints of the Last Days, usually called Mormon S, settled there.
Salt Lake City shelters 178.097 inhabitants in the city and 1.586.740 in the agglomeration of Salt Lake City-Ogden, according to the estimate of 2005. In 2002 were held the XIXes Winter Olympics, the attribution of the Plays at the city having been the subject of a polemic: members of the CIO would have been corrupted by the committee of the city.
Salt Lake City is the seat of several universities of which the University of Utah.
Although the half of the population of the city is Mormon, it is much more varied religieusement than the remainder of the State. Moreover, Salt Lake City is historically a democratic bastion , whereas the remainder of Utah is rather preserving. Its current mayor, Rocky Anderson, is adverse savage with George Bush. He supports the protocol of Kyoto, the rights of homosexual, and pleads for minimum wages and a less restrictive legislation as regards alcohol, as many positions which contrast clearly with those of the majority of the citizens of Utah. A Tornade was observed there the August 11th 1999.
HistoryIn July 1847, the Mormons, taken along by Brigham Young, plan the city in allotments around Temple Public garden, on which are set up the Temple and the Tabernacle. The population of Great Salt Lake City (the name is shortened in Salt Lake City in 1868) increases quickly thanks to the regular surge of Mormons, for much originating in Europe. About 1852, they are already approximately 10.000.
In 1851, the State of Utah is created, and Salt Lake City becomes the capital in 1856 about it. The Mormons enter quickly in conflict with the US government and, in 1858, of the federal troops settle close to the city with Camp Floyd. At the time of the Second world war, the demand for metals creates a rise of mining industry and more generally of the local economy, favourable with a development of the agglomeration of Salt Lake City.
In February 2002, Salt Lake City accommodates the 19th Winter Olympics and the 8th Paralympiques plays of winter.
The city is the seat of the university of Utah (1850), Salt Lake City also has a museum of the Art schools and a symphony orchestra. The Gate vault (1867) and the Temple (1893) show the mark of the Mormons, founders of the city.
Salt Lake City is the principal commercial and industrial pole of Utah. The industrial main activities are the refining oil, metallurgy, textiles, agroalimentary and mining. The economy of the city was stimulated by the construction of the first transcontinental railway line in 1869.
The Utah Utes defend the colors of the University of Utah.
Salt Lake City accommodated the Winter Olympics of 2002.
Famous charactersIn Salt Lake City were born:
- Loretta Young (1913 -), actress
- Robert Walker (1918 - 1951), actor
- Thomas Savage (1915 - 2003), writer
- Roseanne Barr (1952 -), actress
- Clayton Mr. Christensen (1952 -) professor in Harvard Business School
- Patrick Fugit (1982 -), actor
- Gordon B. Hinckley (1910 -), president of the Church of Jesus-Christ of the Saints of the Last Days
- Maddox (1978 -), writer
- Craig To be windy (1946 -), geneticist and contractor
- Wilford Brimley (1936 -), actor
- Frank Moss (1911 - 2003), American senator
- David Zabriskie (1979 -), cyclist
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