Utah County, Utah

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Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000, the population was 368,536 and by 2008 was estimated at 530,837. It was named for the Spanish name (Yuta) for the Ute Indians. The county seat and largest city is Provo. The center of population of Utah is located in Utah County, in the city of Lehi.[1]

Utah County is part of the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Utah County is one of seven US counties to share its name with its state (the others are Arkansas County, Arkansas; Hawaii County, Hawaii; Idaho County, Idaho; Iowa County, Iowa; New York County, New York; and Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,141 square miles (5,545 km²), of which 1,998 square miles (5,176 km²) is land and 143 square miles (369 km²) (6.66%) is water.

Utah Valley lies at the center of the county, lined by the mountains of the Wasatch Front on the east. Utah Lake occupies a large part of the valley. The elevation ranges from 4,487 at the lake to 11,928 at the peak of Mount Nebo.

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