The Salt Lake City is the capital city of the State of Utah in the United States. It is the most densely inhabited city in Utah. According to the 2013 census, the population of the city was 191,180. It lies in the heart of the Salt Lake City municipal area. As of the 2013 census, the Salt Lake City municipal area has a population of 1,140,483. The city is further positioned in a big city called the Salt Lake City-Provo-Ogden, the UT Pooled Statistical Area. This area is a passage of neighboring urban and suburban growth stretched along an estimated 190 km (120-mile) sector of the Wasatch Front, consisting of the total inhabitants of 2,389,225 in 2013. It is one among the only two main city areas in the Great Basin and the biggest in the Intermountain West. The CNN TV channel deemed the Salt Lake City in 2014 to be the slightest stressed-out city in America, mentioning the abundance of jobs and the low cost of living.
The Salt Lake City was founded during 1847 by an American leader, Brigham Young, with other leaders, such as George Washington Bradley, Isaac Morley, and numerous other Mormon devotees, who widely irrigated and cultivated the dry valley. Thanks to the nearness of the Salt Lake City to the Great Salt Lake, at first, the city was named as the "Great Salt Lake City", and after that, the term "great" was removed from the authorized name during 1868 by the seventeenth Territorial Legislature of Utah. Even though the Salt Lake City is still an abode to the head office of some of the renowned churches, less than 50 % of the population of the city is the proper members of the Latter-day Saints Church today.
Migration of the worldwide members of the Latter-day Saints Church, mining booms, and the creation of the earliest transcontinental railroad at first brought economic development, and the city was nicknamed as the “Crossroads of the West”. It was crossed by the Lincoln freeway, the initial transcontinental highway, during 1913, and currently two main cross-country highways, such as I-80 and I-15, meet in the city. The Salt Lake City has since urbanized a strong outside recreational tourist business based chiefly on skiing, and sponsored the Winter Olympics during 2002. The city is the industrial banking hub of America.
The weather of the Salt Lake City region is usually described as semi-arid and it has an arid-summer continental type of weather, a relatively uncommon form of the continental type of weather where an area experiences wet winters and dry summers. The Salt Lake City region experiences four different seasons. Both winter and summer are long, with burning, arid summers and chilly, hoary winters. The spring season is the wettest period, whereas summer is extremely dry.
The present economy of the Salt Lake City is service-based. During the past, nearby mining, steel, and railroad operations offered a strong resource of revenue through Geneva Steel, Silver King Coalition Mines, oil refineries and Bingham Canyon Mine. Nowadays, the major industries of the city include government, transportation, trade, professional service, business service and utilities.