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Provo Utah Facts: Statistics and Facts

The population of Provo is approximately 108,177 (2002). The approximate number of families is 24,578 (1990). The amount of land area in Provo is 100.019 sq. kilometers. The amount of surface water is 5.538 sq kilometers. Provo is positioned 40.24 degrees north of the equator and 111.64 degrees west of the prime meridian. Provo elevation is 4,549 feet above sea level.

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Provo Utah Facts: Geography

Provo location: Only about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City on I-15. The geography for Provo is Provo is at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in the area known as the "mountainland region." The mountains spread out to the west into rolling hills and flatter areas with Utah Lake a prominent feature. Visit Our Provo Utah Real Estate Blog: Buy Provo Homes


Provo Utah Facts: History of Provo Utah

Provo was named for the French-Canadian explorer, Etienne Provost. He, with his party, explored the area in 1825. He named the river here for himself, calling it the Provo River. Settlers from Salt Lake City came here in 1849 due in part to the reports from his explorations. By 1875, the railroad had connected Provo with Salt Lake City. Brigham Young University was established only two years later, in 1877, to help train teachers for the Mormon communities. It has become one of the largest private universities in the world with over 28,000 students from all over the globe. Provo is a cultural and educational hub for this area of the west. Provo is the Utah County Seat. The settling of Provo: 1825
Date of Incorporation: April 3, 1849

Provo Utah Facts: Climate and Weather

The climate for Provo is moderate. There are 10 to 20 inches of snowfall per year with much more great "Utah" snow in the mountains to enjoy.  Provo average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year Provo average annual snowfall is 10-20 inches per year. The average winter temperature is 21 degrees F. The average summer temperature is 83 degrees F.


Provo Utah Facts: Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University is a private university operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  BYU is the third largest private university in the USA with more than 34000 students. It is the flagship of the LDS Church Educational System of higher education. The campus is home to the Spencer W. Kimball Tower, the tallest building in Provo.

BYU approves housing for students that attend their University.  Many condos, townhomes and twinhomes are approved in the Provo area.  Most of these homes are located near BYU. Search Provo Utah Condos for Sale.


Provo Utah Library

425 W. Center St., call us at (801) 379-6650
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Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
51 South University Ave., Ste. 110
Provo, UT 84601 Phone: 801-370-8393
Toll-free: 800-222-8824 Fax: 801-370-8050


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