Idaho Facts

Nickname: Gem State

Capital city: Boise

Statehood: July 3, 1890 – 43rd

Area: 83,574 sq.mi. (216,456 sq.km) – 14th

Population: 1,612,136 – 39th (2013)

Counties: 44

National Parks: 1

National Monuments:  2

State Parks: 24

Bird: Mountain Bluebird

Flower: Mock Orange

Tree: Western White Pine

Highest Point: Borah Peak – 12,662 feet (3,859 m)

Lowest Point: Confluence of Snake and Clearwater Rivers – 710 feet (216 m)

 

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