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Ämne: Engelska, Geografi
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The population of Utah is 1.750.00, and the large capital is Salt Lake city. The important industries are electronic, provisions and tourism. The landscape in Utah is mostly dry, inhospitable and small. Yet has it binary people and cause distinct cultures. The state is generally rugged and arid, and has spectacular natural sceneries. It is a popular summer and winter tourist destination. The name Utah is from the Southern Ute language and means “higher up”.

History

Native Americans have lived un Utah for several thousand years; most archaeological evidence dates such habitation about 10.000 to 12.000 years ago. Some left petroglyphs and photographs, which exist, throughout the state. Francisco Vazquez de Cornado may have crossed into what is now southern Utah in 1540, when he was seeking the legendary Cibola. Mormon settlers first came to the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.

The University of Utah

The university of Utah is the leeding university in the state. It has about 25.000 student with 8 % being international students. The university is located within a short bus or train ride to downtown Salt Lake City, the capital and largest city of Utah and within 40 minutes of world famous ski resorts. Utah was the host of the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Karl Malone

This man is one of Utah´s famous people. He started playing basketball at the age of 20. Karl grew up in a small town of a little more than 200 people. He was born in Summerfield, Louisiana. Karl Malone played college ball at Louisiana Tech. After leaving Louisiana Tech Karl took his chances with the NBA and entered in the 1985 NBA Draft. After a good but not great college basketball career Karl had finally made it to the top and was not about to let down. Karwas nicknamed “Tha Mailman” while he played at Louisiana Tech because he always delivers.

Death penalty

Utah has executed a total of 6 people since 1976. Before 1976 they have 43 executions. No prisoner on death row has been found innocent in Utah. 16 is the age of eligibility for death penalty . They have no womans or juveniles on death row. The method is injection. The sentence is determined by a jury.

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