Idaho State Information

Where is Idaho?

Idaho is located in Northwestern region of the United States. It is bordered by Washington and Oregon to the west, Nevada and Utah to the south, Canadian province of British Columbia to the north, and Wyoming and Montana to the east.

How did Idaho get its name?

It is unclear how Idaho was named. The name was suggested by George M. Willing, and may have been derived from the Plains Apache word "idaahe", which means "enemy".

What is the capital of Idaho?

Located on the Boise River, Boise is the capital of Idaho. It is the county seat of Ada County and the most populous city of the state. It is located in western Idaho and is also known as the "The City of Trees".

How big is Idaho?

Idaho is the fourteenth-largest state by land area in the country. It is a landlocked state and covers an area of 83,570 square miles. It has an estimated population of 1,567,582.

Which is the largest city of Idaho?

The capital of Idaho, Boise, is the largest city of Idaho. The city was founded in 1863 and covers an area of 64 square miles. The estimated population of the state is 205,671. The Boise metropolitan area is the most populous metropolitan area in the state and the third-most populous metropolitan area in the U.S. Pacific Northwest region.

What is the nickname of Idaho?

Gem State is the nickname of Idaho. It is called so because nearly all gemstones have been found here. It is also one of only two places in the world where star garnets can be found, apart from being the only place where six-pointed star garnets have been found.

What is the official language of Idaho?

English is the official language of Idaho.

What is the religion of Idaho?

Majority of the population in Idaho is Christian. Other religious affiliations are as follows: unaffiliated (18%), Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and others (3% ).

Who is the political leader of Idaho?

The government of Idaho is divided into three branches: the executive, the legislative, and the judicial. The governor of Idaho has a four-year term and is not elected in the same election year as the president of the country. Butch Otter is the current and the 32nd Governor of Idaho. He assumed office on January 1, 2007. Brad Little is the current and the 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Idaho. He assumed office on January 06, 2009.

When did Idaho achieve statehood?

Idaho became the 43rd state of the Union on July 3, 1890. This region was initially under the de facto jurisdiction of the Provisional Government of Oregon till 1846. After Oregon became a state, this region was named the Washington Territory. The present day territory was formed on 1868 and on July 3, 1890, the state of Idaho was created.

What are some of the famous places in Idaho?

Some of the famous places in Idaho are Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Hells Gate State Park, Fort Hall, Idaho Museum of Natural History, Craters of the Moon National Monument, and Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

What is the economy of Idaho like?

The gross state product of Idaho in 2004 was US $43.6 billion while its per capita income was US $26,881. It is primarily an agricultural state, producing nearly one-third of the potatoes grown in the country. Food processing, lumber and wood products, chemical products, machinery, silver, and mining are some of the major industries in the state. Potatoes, hay, wheat, beans, pea, and sugar beets are some of the major agricultural outputs of the state. The income tax in the state ranges from 1.6% to 7.8%.

Last Updated Date: January 2nd, 2018