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Welcome to Idaho and a brief overview ofThe Gem State.

Idaho is located in the northwest part of the 48 "conterminous" states. It is one of theRocky Mountain States. Idaho is bordered on the north by Canada and on the south byNevada andUtah. Idaho is bordered by Montana andWyoming on the east and by Washington andOregon on the west.

Idaho among the states

  • Statehood: July 3, 1890 (43rd state)
  • Abbreviation: Ida. (traditional), ID (postal)
  • Capital:Boise.
  • Size: 83,564 square miles, includes inland water (13th)
  • Coastline: None.
  • Latin motto:Esto perpetua (It is perpetual)
  • State bird:Mountain bluebird (Sialia arctcia) adopted 1931.
  • State flower:Syringa (Philadelphus lewisii) adopted 1931.
  • State song: "Here We Have Idaho", verses by Albert J.Tompkins, chorus by McKinley Helm, music by Sallie Hume-Douglas, arranged by Craig Chernos, adopted 1931.
  • State tree:White pine (Pinus monticolae) adopted 1935.


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