The capital and largest city of Utah, Salt Lake City is located in the north-central portion of the state. It is the county seat of Salt Lake County and the home of the University of Utah. The city is situated in a broad valley at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains.
Salt Lake City is the religious and cultural center of the Mormon faith. The city's skyline is dominated by the spires of the Mormon Temple, the world's largest temple. The temple and the adjacent Tabernacle Choir Memorial Building were constructed on the site of the original Mormon temple, which was destroyed by fire in 1848. The city is also the home of the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The city's economy is based on a variety of industries, including mining, transportation, and tourism. The city is a popular destination for winter sports, with a number of ski resorts located in the nearby mountains.