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: 25

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 ft (216 m)

Best Season: Summer and Autumn; Winter for skiing

Popular LocationsCraters of the Moon NM, Bruneau Dunes SP, City of Rocks NR, Thousand Springs SP, Shoshone Falls, Coeur d’Alene, Hells Canyon NRA, Sun Valley

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