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Idaho — visiting the Gem State

Idaho, USA
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State Name
Idaho  – State Abbr.: ID
Statehood
3-Jul-1890
– Statehood Ranking: 43
Land Area
82,747 sqaremiles  (214,307 qkm)
– Land Area Ranking: 11
Population
1,72 Mio (2017) [1,293,953 (2000)]
Capital
Boise
Biggest City
Boise
Nickname
The Gem State
Motto
Esto Perpetua (== Let it be perpetual)
Highest Point
3.859 m / 12,662 ft (Mt. Borah, Custer County – Lost River Range)
Lowest Point
235 m / 770 ft (Snake River at Lewiston)
Timezone
Mountain Standard Time (MEZ-8hrs); only north of Salmon River is Pacific Standard Time (MEZ-9hrs)
– Dayligh Saving Time
– yes
Tree
The Western White Pine (Pinus Monticola pinaceae)
Flower
The Syringa (Philadelphus lewisii)
Bird
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia arctcia)
Song
Garden of Paradise

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