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Provo, Utah

Full nameProvo, Utah
Official nameProvo, Utah
Settlement typeCity
Motto"Making Life Better"
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedApril 1850
Named forÉtienne Provost
TypeStrong Mayor Municipal Format
MayorJohn R. Curtis
Council ChairMidge Johnson
Total Area41.8 sq mi (108.3 km2)
Land Area39.6 sq mi (102.6 km2)
Water Area2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)
Elevation4551 ft (1387.1 m)
Total Population118581 (2000, 2009 Est)
Density (pop.)1024.1/km2 (2653.2/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)555551
Other information
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes84601-84606
Area code385, 801
FIPS code49-62470 
GNIS feature ID1444661 

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Provo (-enˈproʊvoʊpron) is the third largest city in the state of Utah, located about 43 mi (69.2 km) south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Provo is the county seat of Utah County and lies between the cities of Orem to the north and Springville to the south. With a population of 118,581, Provo is also the principal city in the Provo-Orem metropolitan area, which has an estimated population of 555,551 residents. It is the second largest metro area in the state behind Salt Lake City.

The city is home to Brigham Young University, one of the largest private higher education institutions in the United States, which is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Provo is also home to the largest Missionary Training Center for the LDS church. The city is a key operational center for Novell and has been a focus area for technology development in Utah. The city is also home to the Peaks Ice Arena, which served as a venue for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. Sundance Resort is located 13 miles northeast at Provo Canyon.

In 2009, Provo was listed in "Where to Retire" magazine as an "enticing city for new careers." Provo was also listed in National Geographic Adventure Magazine's "where to live and play" as a cultural hub. In 2010 Forbes rated Provo one of the top 10 places to raise a family.

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Provo woman killed, two seriously injured while running across I-15 - Deseret News Tweet this news
Deseret News--Her son, Jason Cowan, 36, of -Provo-, and his girlfriend, Shelly Jarvis, 29, of Orem, were transported by medical helicopter and ambulance to area hospitals ... - Date : Sun, 19 Dec 2010 19:19:20 GMT+00:00
Family events around Utah - Deseret News Tweet this news
Deseret News--The Shops at Riverwoods, 4801 N. University Ave., -Provo-, will host free carriage rides, Dec. 20 and 24, 6-9 pm, and Santa Claus visits, Dec. ... - Date : Sun, 19 Dec 2010 22:56:06 GMT+00:00
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Anonymous piano gift keeps on giving in Provo - Deseret News Tweet this news
Deseret News---PROVO- � Several young pianists finished up their first piano recital in -Utah- County Wednesday night. ... - Date : Thu, 16 Dec 2010 05:05:18 GMT+00:00
Provo, UT Girls Video Mocks Mormons, Becomes Internet Hit - Huffington Post Tweet this news
Huffington Post--Ah, -Provo-, -Utah-: Where the three races are white, white and super white, the women study diligently for their MRS degrees and a wild Saturday night includes ... - Date : Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:40:54 GMT+00:00
Aggravated murder charges filed in slaying of former BYU professor - Deseret News Tweet this news
Deseret News---PROVO- � -Utah- County prosecutors have filed charges that could potentially carry the death penalty against two men believed to be ... - Date : Wed, 15 Dec 2010 20:00:31 GMT+00:00
Excel Eye Center in Provo, Utah, Purchases the VISX Star S4 IR Excimer Laser ... - PR Web (press release) Tweet this news
PR Web (press release)--Excel Eye Center in -Provo-, -Utah-, is now able to provide a more convenient, comfortable and precise LASIK experience for patients with the purchase of the ... - Date : Tue, 14 Dec 2010 08:52:45 GMT+00:00
Crews work to clean up tanker crash in Orem - ABC 4 Tweet this news
ABC 4--It happened Just before 3:00 am near 800 North and the mouth of -Provo- Canyon. Police tell ABC 4 the driver may have been going too fast for the winter road ... - Date : Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:59:34 GMT+00:00
Trial scheduled for AF man charged with murder - Daily Herald Tweet this news
Daily Herald--Ramon Somoza appears during a preliminary hearing in 4th District court in -Provo-, -Utah-, Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Somoza is charged with first degree murder. ... - Date : Wed, 15 Dec 2010 21:17:33 GMT+00:00
Kay Mortensen Murder: New Arrrests, Two Cleared in Ex-BYU's Professor's Killing - CBS News Tweet this news
CBS News---PROVO-, -Utah- (CBS/KUTV/AP) Utah police arrested two new suspects in the 2009 murder of retired Brigham Young University professor, Kay Mortensen, ... - Date : Wed, 08 Dec 2010 22:16:00 GMT+00:00

Municipalities and communities of Utah County, Utah

County seat: Provo
CitiesAlpine * American Fork * Cedar Hills * Draper * Eagle Mountain * Elk Ridge * Highland * Lehi * Lindon * Mapleton * Orem * Payson * Pleasant Grove * Provo * Salem * Santaquin * Saratoga Springs * Spanish Fork * Springville * Woodland Hills
TownsCedar Fort * Fairfield * Genola * Goshen * Vineyard
CDPsBenjamin * Elberta * Lake Shore * Palmyra * Spring Lake * West Mountain
Ghost townsColton * Forest City * Mill Fork * Mosida * Thistle * Tucker

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