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Provo Utah Information: The largest city in the county and the third largest in the state, Provo has received widespread attention for economic growth, high-tech enterprises, and a great quality of life. "Preserving a Quality Lifestyle" is more than a city slogan, but a way of doing things. This is reflected in events like America's Freedom Festival, BYU Sports, the Greater Provo Open, and the Ben Hogan Tournament. During the 1990's, Money magazine rated Provo in their top twenty best places to live, and other publications like Forbes, Fortune, Business Week, and the L.A. Times have printed stories on Provo's positive business growth and lifestyle. Provo is the home of Brigham Young University, the largest church-related private university in the nation. Provo was also a venue for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and hosted the Ironman triathalon in 2002.

Provo's population grew an average of 1.9% each year from 1990 to 2000. Provo's population is young, with a median age of 22.9, and its households are small, with 3.32 the average household size. Zip Codes 84601, 84604, 84606
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Provo is located about 43 miles (69 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 Utah to the north and Springville Utah to the south. With a population of 112,488, Provo is also the principal city in the Provo-Orem area.  Utah County has an estimated population of 526,810 residents.

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. 

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  Utah Information: History

Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante, a Spanish Franciscan missionary-explorer, is considered the first European explorer to have visited the area, in 1776. Escalante chronicled this first European exploration across the Great Basin desert. Provo was originally called Fort Utah when it was settled in 1849 by 33 Mormon families from Salt Lake City, but was renamed Provo in 1850 for Etienne Provost, an early French- Canadian trapper who arrived in the region in 1825. The Battle of Fort Utah was fought at Provo in 1850.

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