Manti, Utah

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Manti (pronounced /ˈmæntaɪ/) is a city in and the county seat of Sanpete County, Utah, United States.[3] The population was 3,040 at the 2000 census.

The Manti Utah Temple, one of the first temples built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is found in Manti and dominates the area's skyline. The city is also the headquarters of a polygamist offshoot of the mainstream LDS Church, the True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days. Manti annually hosts the two-week long Mormon Miracle Pageant, one of the city's greatest sources of revenue.

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Geography

Manti is located at 39°15′53″N 111°38′20″W / 39.26472°N 111.63889°W / 39.26472; -111.63889 (39.264759, -111.638913).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), all of it land.

Manti is located in a semi-arid climate with warm summers and cold winters. Its high elevation means that the climate is cooler than other populated areas of Utah, especially during summer. Summers highs average in the mid-80s°F, with winter highs in the mid-30s°F. Winter lows, however, dip to around 15-20°F. Pacific storms move through the region from October through May and spring is the wettest season. However, summer, which is the driest seasion, primarily relies on precipitation from scattered diurnal thunderstorm activity and the Gulf of California monsoon. Winter and spring see frequent snowfall. Precipitation averages 12.70 inches and snowfall 52.2 inches. The record high temperature is 110°F (43°C), set on August 6, 1895, while the record low is -27°F (-33°C), set on January 22, 1937.[5]

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