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Idaho Facts

  • Capital City: Boise (pop. 202,832) (2008 est.)
  • Idaho Population: 1,595,728 (2012 est.) (39th)
  • Idaho Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

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  • Idaho Quarter The third commemorative quarter coin released in 2007 honored Idaho, and is the 43rd coin in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.

    Idaho, the Gem State, was admitted into the Union on July 3, 1890 becoming our Nation's 43rd State. Idaho's quarter features the Peregrine Falcon above an outline of the State of Idaho. The inscriptions on the coin include "Esto Perpetua", ("May it be Forever"), the State's motto, "Idaho" and "1890".

    The Peregrine Falcon was once on the endangered species list and because of conservation efforts, is now found throughout Idaho and the United States. It is one of the fastest birds in the world.
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    Idaho Quarter
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Boise, Nampa, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Meridian, Coeur d'Alene
  • Name: The name Idaho was made up by a lobbyist, George Willing, who claimed it was Shoshone meaning "the sun comes from the mountains" or "gem of the mountains." Later he admitted he invented the name.
  • Statehood: July 3, 1890 (43rd state)
  • Symbols

Idaho Photographs

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Boise, Idaho

Idaho Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Boise Ada 208
Council Adams 208
Pocatello Bannock 208
Montpelier Bear Lake 208
Saint Maries Benewah 208
Blackfoot Bingham 208
Hailey Blaine 208
Garden Valley Boise 208
Sandpoint Bonner 208
Idaho Falls Bonneville 208
Bonners Ferry Boundary 208
Arco Butte 208
Fairfield Camas 208
Nampa Canyon 208
Soda Springs Caribou 208
Burley Cassia 208
Dubois Clark 208
Orofino Clearwater 208
Challis Custer 208
Mountain Home Elmore 208
Preston Franklin 208
Saint Anthony Fremont 208
Emmett Gem 208
Gooding Gooding 208
Grangeville Idaho 208
Rigby Jefferson 208
Jerome Jerome 208
Coeur d Alene Kootenai 208
Moscow Latah 208
Salmon Lemhi 208
Kamiah Lewis 208
Shoshone Lincoln 208
Rexburg Madison 208
Rupert Minidoka 208
Lewiston Nez Perce 208
Malad City Oneida 208
Homedale Owyhee 208
Payette Payette 208
American Falls Power 208
Kellogg Shoshone 208
Victor Teton 208
Twin Falls Twin Falls 208
McCall Valley 208
Weiser Washington 208

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