Idaho

Description

Idaho ( (listen)) is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It borders the state of Montana to the east and northeast, Wyoming to the east, Nevada and Utah to the south, and Washington and Oregon to the west. To the north, it shares a small portion of the Canadian border with the province of British Columbia. With a population of approximately 1.7 million and an area of 83,569 square miles (216,440 km2), Idaho is the 14th largest, the 12th least populous and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. The state's capital and largest city is Boise.
For thousands of years Idaho has been inhabited by Native American peoples. In the early 19th century, Idaho was considered part of the Oregon Country, an area disputed between the United States and the British Empire. It officially became U.S. territory with the signing of the Oregon Treaty of 1846, but a separate Idaho Territory was not organized until 1863, instead being included for periods in Oregon Territory and Washington Territory. Idaho was eventually admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, becoming the 43rd state.
Forming part of the Pacific Northwest (and the associated Cascadia bioregion), Idaho is divided into several distinct geographic and climatic regions. The state's north, the relatively isolated Idaho Panhandle, is closely linked with Eastern Washington with which it shares the Pacific Time Zone—the rest of the state uses the Mountain Time Zone. The state's south includes the Snake River Plain (which has most of the population and agricultural land). The state's southeast incorporates part of the Great Basin. Idaho is quite mountainous, and contains several stretches of the Rocky Mountains. The United States Forest Service holds about 38% of Idaho's land, the highest proportion of any state.Industries significant for the state economy include manufacturing, agriculture, mining, forestry, and tourism. A number of science and technology firms are either headquartered in Idaho or have factories there, and the state also contains the Idaho National Laboratory, which is the country's largest Department of Energy facility. Idaho's agricultural sector supplies many products, but the state is best known for its potato crop, which comprises around one-third of the nationwide yield. The official state nickname is the "Gem State", which references Idaho's natural beauty.

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New Meadows

Post Falls

Boise

Potlatch

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Rigby

Sandpoint

Victor

Sun Valley

Moore

Moscow

Moyie Springs

Mud Lake

Aberdeen

Fruitland

Garden City

Genesee

Newdale

Georgetown

Clark Fork

Clayton

Oldtown

Onaway

Grace

Osburn

Clifton

Paris

Parker

Parma

Paul

Payette

Peck

Grangeville

Pinehurst

Greenleaf

Bloomington

Pocatello

Ponderay

Preston

Cottonwood

Rathdrum

Rexburg

Richfield

Riggins

Hansen

Harrison

Craigmont

Rupert

Hayden

Shelley

Hayden Lake

Smelterville

Soda Springs

Hazelton

Arimo

St. Anthony

St. Charles

Hollister

Stanley

Star

State Line

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Homedale

Culdesac

Tensed

Bovill

Dayton

Idaho City

Twin Falls

Ucon

Deary

Warm River

Declo

Weippe

Buhl

Wendell

Weston

White Bird

Irwin

Winchester

Island Park

Donnelly

Burley

Avery

Kellogg

Kendrick

Ketchum

Kimberly

Kooskia

Kootenai

Driggs

Drummond

Lava Hot Springs

Leadore

Lewiston

Dubois

Lost River

Ashton

East Hope

Bellevue

Basalt

Emmett

Cascade

Ferdinand

Menan

Castleford

Albion

Midvale

Bliss

Franklin

Mullan

Acequia

American Falls

Ammon

Arco

Athol

Atomic City

Bancroft

Blackfoot

Bonners Ferry

Butte City

Caldwell

Cambridge

Carey

Challis

Chubbuck

Coeur d'Alene

Council

Crouch

Dalton Gardens

Dietrich

Dover

Downey

Eagle

Eden

Elk River

Fairfield

Fernan Lake Village

Filer

Firth

Glenns Ferry

Gooding

Grand View

Hagerman

Hailey

Hamer

Hauser

Heyburn

Hope

Horseshoe Bend

Huetter

Idaho Falls

Inkom

Iona

Jerome

Juliaetta

Kamiah

Kuna

Lapwai

Lewisville

MacKay

Malad City

Malta

Marsing

McCall

McCammon

Melba

Meridian

Middleton

Minidoka

Montpelier

Murtaugh

Nampa

New Plymouth

Nezperce

Notus

Oakley

Orofino

Oxford

Pierce

Placerville

Plummer

Priest River

Reubens

Ririe

Roberts

Rockland

Salmon

Shoshone

Spencer

Spirit Lake

St. Maries

Sugar City

Swan Valley

Teton

Tetonia

Troy

Wallace

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