Idaho is a state in the northwest of the United States. It is bordered by Washington, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. It shares an international border with the Canadian province of British Columbia. Idaho is the 14th largest state in the United States, covering an area of 83,570 square miles. With only about 1.5 million residents, it is the 39th most populous state and the 44th most densely populated state. Idaho became the 43rd state when it joined the Union in 1890. Prior to becoming a U.S. state, both the United Kingdom and the United States claimed the area, which was then part of Oregon Country. It was then part of the Washington, Dakota, and Oregon Territories until 1863, when Idaho Territory was established.
Boise is the state capital of Idaho.
The syringe is Idaho’s state flower.
The mountain bluebird is the state bird.
The western white pine is Idaho’s state tree.
Idaho’s state motto is Esto Perpetua, which translates to “It Is Permanent.”
Idaho is known as the Gem State. This state is responsible for the production of 72 different semi-precious and precious stones.
‘Here We Have Idaho,’ is the state song.
Idaho’s population increased by 55% between 1990 and 2010. In only 20 years, there has been a 560,000 increase in population.
Idaho is the leading producer of lentils, Austrian Winter Peas, trout, and potatoes in the United States.
Mining, timber, food processing, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and healthcare are among Idaho’s major industries.
Potatoes, barley, sugar beets, and wheat are among the crops grown in Idaho.
The square dance is the state dance of Idaho.
The huckleberry is the state fruit.
The potato is the state vegetable.
Elk River is home to Idaho’s largest tree. It is over 3000 years old, stands 177 feet tall, and has a diameter of 18 feet.
Idaho City’s economy formed around gold mining in the mid-1800s.
The world-famous Lava Hot Springs can be found in Idaho.
Hell’s Canyon in Idaho has the deepest gorge in the United States.
Idaho’s Birds of Prey Wildlife Area is home to the world’s most dense nesting eagle, hawk, and falcon populations.
Weiser, Idaho hosts the National Old Time Fiddlers Contest.
In Idaho, a Tenontosaurus dinosaur fossil was discovered.
Idahoans are residents of the state of Idaho.
Bear Lake, American Falls Reservoir, Coeur d’Alene Lake, and Lake Pend Oreille are among Idaho’s major lakes.
Idaho’s major rivers include the Kootenai River, the Salmon River, the St. Maries River, the Snake River, and the Coeur d’Alene River.
The Salmon River in Idaho is the state’s longest free-flowing river that both originates and flows within the state.
Idaho has more river miles than any other state in the United States.
Idaho is divided into 44 counties.
Shoshone Falls in Idaho has a 52-foot drop, which is 52 feet higher than Niagara Falls.
Sun Valley, a popular ski resort, is the location of the world’s first alpine chairlift.
Hagerman County in Idaho accounts for approximately 85 percent of all commercially sold trout in the United States.
Arco, Idaho is the first city to be lit by atomic energy. This first happened in 1955.
In McCall, Idaho, the famous film ‘Northwest Passage’ was shot.