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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Boise // state code ISO: ID ; FIPS: US16
    surface: 211523 = 83421 sq.mi // rank in USA: 11 // location: northwestern Mountain state
    climate: tempered by Pacific westerly winds; drier, colder, continental in SE; influenced by altitude
    entered USA as 43rd state on: 1890-07-03
    administrative division: 44 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 1,293,953
    population density 2000: 6 per = 16 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 28,5%
    main ethnic groups: white 91%; black 0,4%; Asian 1%; Native American/Nat. AK 1,4%; other 6%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: potatoes, peas, dry beans, sugar beets, alfalfa seed, lentils, wheat, hops, barley
    livestock (million): cattle: 2 / pigs: 0,024 / poultry: 1,2 / sheep: 0,275
    timber/lumber: white pine, Douglas fir, white spruce
    chief industries: manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, lumber, mining, electronics
    chief industrial products: electronic components, computer equipment, processed foods, lumber
    chief mining products: phosphate rock, silver, sand & gravel, molybdenum, lead
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Borah Peak 3859 m = 12662 ft
    other mountains: Leatherman Peak 3728, Hyndman Peak 3681, Castle Peak 3601
    lowest point in the state: ca 222 m near Lewiston
    lakes: Grays Lake, Lake Pend Oreille, Priest Lake, Coeur d'Alene Lake, Mud Lake, Bear Lake
    artificial lakes: American Falls Res., Chesterfield Res., Blackfoot res., Dworshal Res., Lake Walcott
    rivers: Snake, Salmon
    others: islands: none // deserts: none // gorges: Hells Canyon 2408 m = 7900 ft
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Gem State
    motto: Esto Perpetua (It is perpetual)
    song: Here We Have Idaho
    flower: Syringa // bird: Mountain bluebird // tree: White pine
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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