The capital of Utah is Salt Lake City. Utah is one of the most religiously homogenous states in the United States. Over half of the state's population report that they are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church. This religious influence greatly impacts the culture and daily life in Utah. The state is most famous for the Great Salt Lake, for which the capital is named. It is the largest salt lake in the western hemisphere. Its salinity is even more salty than sea water, which contributes to the fact that tourists can easily float on top of the highly dense water. Another major tourist attraction is based in the mountainous regions of the state, which attract thousands in the summer for hiking and biking, and even more in the winter for skiing.
Area: 52,419 sq mi (ranks 30th)
Governor: Gary R. Herbert
Largest cities: Salt Lake City