Salt Lake County, Utah

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Salt Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of July 1, 2009, the population was estimated at 1,034,989, up from a 2000 Census figure of 898,387 and making it the 38th most populous county in the United States in 2009.[1] It was named for the Great Salt Lake nearby. Its county seat and largest city is Salt Lake City, the state capital and largest city.[2] It occupies a valley, Salt Lake Valley, as well as parts of the surrounding mountains, the Oquirrh Mountains to the west and the Wasatch Range to the east. In addition, the Great Salt Lake is partially within the northwestern section of the county. The county is famous for its ski resorts, which led to Salt Lake City hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Salt Lake County is part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Salt Lake City–OgdenClearfield Combined Statistical Area.

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