is a state in the northwestern region of the
United States. Idaho
is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated
of the 50 United States.
The state's largest city and capital is Boise.
Residents are called "Idahoans". Idaho
was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, as the 43rd state.
is a mountainous state with an area larger than that of all of New
England. It is surrounded by the states of
Montana, and the Canadian
of British Columbia.
The network of dams and locks on the Columbia River and
Snake River make the city of Lewiston
the farthest inland seaport on the Pacific coast of the contiguous
nickname is the "Gem
because nearly every known type of gemstone has been found there. In addition,
Idaho is one of only two places in the world where star garnets can be found in
any significant quantities, the other being India. Idaho is sometimes called the
"Potato State" owing to its popular and widely distributed crop. The state motto
is Esto Perpetua (Latin for "Let it be forever").
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