Utah, a territory of the United States of America, occupying an area of about 85,000 square miles, between Idaho and Wyoming N., Arizona S., Nevada W., and Colorado and Wyoming E. It is traversed from E. to W. by the Wahsatch Range, attaining an elevation of 15,000 feet, and has vast swelling prairies towards the E. The Colorado, Green, Grand, Virgin, Jordan, Bear, and Levier Rivers effect the drainage, and lakes abound, Great Salt Lake being the largest. On its shores stands Salt Lake City, the capital, and other important centres are Ogden and Provo. Grazing is the chief industry, but the soil about the rivers is fertile, and yields good crops of cereals and fruit. The timber on the mountains forms a valuable product, and silver, lead, gold, copper, and iron are worked with profit. The district was occupied by the Mormons, who still form the bulk of the population, in 1847, and was organized as a territory in a 1850.