Capital City: Boise
Population (2019): 1,612,136; Rank: 39 of 50 | Population Quick Facts
Admission to Statehood: July 3, 1890 (43rd State)
State Motto: Esto perpetua translates to Let it be perpetual
State Nickname: The Gem State
Origin of State Name: Idaho is a coined, or invented, word
Area Codes: 208, 986
Zip Codes: Idaho Zip Codes
Bird: Mountain Bluebird
Flag: Idaho State Flag – A silk flag, blue field, five feet six inches fly, and four feet four inches on pike, bordered with gilt fringe two and one-half inches in width, with state seal of Idaho twenty-one inches in diameter, in colors, in the center of a blue field. The woman represents liberty, justice and equality. The man is a miner. The pictures on the shield represent the main industries of forestry, farming and mining. The cornucopias, or horn of plenty are symbols of abundance. The elks head represents wildlife. Esto perpetua (Let it be perpetual). The words “State of Idaho” are embroidered in with block letters, two inches in height on a red band three inches in width by twenty-nine inches in length, the band being in gold and placed about eight and one-half inches from the lower border of fringe and parallel with the same. Flag adopted 1907. Get this Flag
Flower: Syringa (Philadelphus lewisii) | Other State Flowers
Quarter: Peregrine falcon, state outline with star indicating location of state capital, Boise. See all state quarters
Area: Area: 83,574 sq.mi (216,456 sq.km.), 14th
Land: 82,751 sq.mi. (214,324 sq.km.), 11th
Water: 823 sq.mi. (2,132 sq.km.), 33rd
Largest Cities: Boise | Nampa | Idaho Falls | Pocatello | Caldwell | Coeur d’Alene | Twin Falls Lewiston | Post Falls
Border States: Montana | Nevada | Oregon | Utah | Washington | Wyoming | List of US Regions
Highest Point: Borah Peak ; 12,662 feet, ( 3,859 m) 11th tallest
Lowest Point: Idaho; 710 feet, 41st lowest
Geographic Center: Settlement of Custer on the Yankee Fork River, Custer County.
City of Rocks National Reserve
Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
Minidoka National Historic Site
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Yellowstone National Park
Location: Absolute Center: 44°15.4’N / 114°57.4’W
Relative Center: Settlement of Custer on the Yankee Fork River, Custer County.
Agriculture: Cattle, potatoes, dairy products, wheat, sugar beets, barley.
Industry: Food processing, lumber and wood products, machinery, chemical products, paper products, silver and other mining, tourism.