Idaho State of America

Idaho, 43rd State
“Esto perpetua”
  • Name (Coined term, E Dah Hoe): “Idaho”; “Gem of the Mountains (probably)”
  • Governor: Brad Little (Republican Party)
  • Capital: Boise
  • Population:  1,826,160 (2020), (39th most populous)
  • Location: Pacific Northwest region.
  • North: Canada,
  • East: Montana, Wyoming,
  • Northeast: Montana,
  • South; Nevada and Utah,
  • West: Washington and Oregon.
  • Area: 216,456 km2/83,574 mi2, 14th by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: CA
  • Admitted to Union: July 3, 1890
  • Official language: English

 

1.       State’s Symbols
  • State tree: Western White Pine
  • State Grass: none
  • State flower: Syringa
  • State food:
    1. State Fruit: Huckleberry
    2. State Vegetable: Potato
  • State Fish: Cutthroat Trout
  • State Amphibian: Idaho Giant Salamander
  • State Dinosaur: none
  • State Reptile: none
  • State Bird: Mountain Bluebird
  • State Raptor: Peregrine Falcon
  • State Horse: Appaloosa
  • State Dog: none
  • State Butterfly: Monarch Butterfly
  • State Fossil: Hagerman Horse Fossil
  • State Rock: none
  • State Gemstone: Star Garnet
  • State mineral: none
  • State Sports: none
  • State Songs: “Here we Have Idaho”
  • State Holiday: Idaho Human Rights Day
  • State Tartan: none
  • State Poet Laureate: Diane Raptosh
  • State Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • State Firearm: none
  • State Tall Ship: none
  • State Theater: none
  • State Museum: Idaho State Historical Museum
2.      Geography Facts
  • Land: 82,751 sq.mi. (214,324 sq.km.), 11th
  • Water: 823 sq.mi. (2,132 sq.km.), 33rd
  • Rivers length: 3,100 miles. (4,988 km), 1st
  • State Forests: 1
  • National Forests: 10
  • State Parks: 27
  • Public Beaches: N/A
  • National Parks: 7
  • Water: 1%
  • Largest city (by area): Boise (214.5  km²)
  • Largest city (by population):Boise (234,576 people)
  • Lowest point: Idaho; 710 feet, 41st lowest
  • Highest point: Borah Peak; 12,662 feet, ( 3,859 m) 11th tallest

 

3.        Facts about Idaho
  • Types of gemstones mined in Idaho are more than 72. Almost every known type of gemstone has been found in the state, including the largest diamond discovered in the United States.
  • Also the star garnet which is only found in abundance in two places in the world: Idaho and India.
  • Idaho even has a potato museum that houses the world’s largest potato chip and the world’s largest Styrofoam potato.
  • Smurf Turf! Is the only blue football field in the world in Idaho’s Boise State University Broncos.
  • Idaho’s Hells Canyon, at 7,900 feet is the deepest gorge in the United States, even deeper than the Grand Canyon,
  • Among all other states, Idaho is the only state having state seal designed by a woman. Emma Edwards Green, in competition for the honor in 1891.
  • Idaho don’t have much reserves of fossil fuels, but it has abundance of renewable energy resources and Idaho’s State Capitol Building is the only one in the U.S. heated by geothermal energy. The heat comes from hot springs located 3,000 feet underground.
  • Key Cities: Meridian, Boise, Nampa, Idaho Falls
  • Nickname: “Gem State”.
  • Major industries:  Manufacturing, healthcare, tourism, agriculture, food and beverage.
  • Famous for: Sun Valley Ski Resort, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Nation’s largest Elk herds, Potatoes.
  • Area codes: N/A

 

4.       Natural Resources

 

  • Agriculture:
  • Vegetable:
    1. Potato
    2. Onions
    3. Canola
    4. Hops
    5. Mint
  • Fruits:
    1. Sweet Cherries
    2. Peaches
    3. Apples
  • Crops:
    1. Wheat
    2. Sugarbeets
    3. Barley
    4. Grass
    5. Alfalfa
    6. bluegrass
  • Livestock:
    1. Cattle and Calves
    2. Dairy Cattle
    3. Sheep and Lambs
    4. Trout
  • Livestock products:
    1. Milk
    2. Cheese
    3. Wool
    4. Honey
  • Mining:
    1. Gemstones
    2. star garnet
    3. Bruneau jasper
    4. Opal
    5. Corundum
    6. Gold
    7. Zinc
    8. Silver
    9. Lead
    10. Phosphate
    11. Sand
    12. Gravel
  • Renewable energy resources:
    1. Hydro-power
    2. Wind energy
    3. Biomass
    4. Geothermal
  • Fossil fuel: (very few)
    1. Petroleum
    2. Natural gas
    3. Coal

 

5.        Mountains

               Mountains Ranges: 114 

               Best Mountains:

  • Bald Mountain
  • Borah Peak
  • Cache Peak
  • Castle Peak
  • Cobb Peak
  • Devil’s Bedstead East
  • Diamond Peak
  • Doublespring Peak
  • Goat Mountain
  • Hyndman Peak
6.       Divisions
  • 44 Counties
  • 201 Cities
  • 64 Towns

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