Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. It lies between the cities of Orem to the north and Springville to the south. It is the home of Brigham Young University, operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes called the Mormon or LDS Church). The LDS Church's largest Missionary Training Center is located in Provo.
Provo was originally called Fort Utah when it was settled in 1849 by 33Mormon families from Salt Lake City, but was re-named Provo in 1850 for ?tienne Provost, an early French-Canadian trapper who arrived in the region in 1825. Provo has grown to a population of 113,459, making it the third-largest city in Utah. The Provo-Orem Metropolitan Area, consisting of Utah County and Juab County has 474,180 residents as of the July 1, 2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimate.