3 Mart 2013 Pazar

Welcome to Idaho

Welcome to Idaho

"The Gem State"

Boasting the third-fastest growing population in the United States (following Nevada and Arizona), Idaho offers more than just yearly bumper crops of its famous potatoes. Its varied climate and near-unspoiled terrain provides for some of the best outdoor recreation in the country. Winter sports are a staple in the state's rugged mountain ranges, and in the summer, residents and tourists alike can enjoy the famous whitewater rafting and fly-fishing in Idaho’s many pristine rivers.
Over the years, Idahoans have gained a reputation for isolationism, and it’s true that many consider the Idahoan lifestyle a welcome alternative to the relentless grind of urbanism and "progress." A Republican stronghold, the state has a conservative streak that belies ideas of Northwestern liberalism. Given the state’s agricultural roots, it does make sense. Still, it may surprise some that today Idaho’s single largest industry is science and technology, which accounts for 25 percent of total state revenue. Of course, for traditionalists, there are always the potatoes.

State Name: Idaho
State Nickname: "The Gem State" 
State Motto: Esto perpetua ("Let it be perpetual")
Name for Residents: Idahoans
Abbreviation: ID
Time Zone:
    North of Salmon River: Pacific, GMT/UTC -8 / -7 (Daylight        Savings Time)
    Remainder: Mountain, GMT/UTC -7 / -6 (Daylight Savings Time)
Capital City: Boise
Date of Statehood: July 3, 1890
Statehood Rank: 43rd State
Area: 83,642 square miles (216,632 km²)
Area Rank: 14 of 50
Number of Counties: 44
State Population: 1,523,816 (2008 estimate)
Largest Cities:
    Boise - 205,314 (2008)
    Nampa - 79,249 (2007)
    Idaho Falls - 50,730 (2008) 
Major Rivers:
    Snake River - Length: 1,040 mi (1,670 km)
    Salmon River - Length: 425 mi (684 km)
    Bear River - Length: 350 mi (560 km)
Highest Point: Borah Peak, 12,668 ft (3,862 m)
Lowest Point: Snake River, 710 ft (217 m)
Bordering States and Countries:
    Canada (North)
    Montana (East)
    Wyoming (East)
    Utah (Southeast)
    Nevada (South)
    Oregon (West)
    Washington (Northwest)
Record High Temperature:
    118°F (48°C)
    July 28, 1934 at Orofino
Record Low Temperature:
    -60°F (-51°C)
    January 18, 1943 at Island Park Dam 
State Flag
Idaho State Flag
State Seal
Idaho State Seal
State Location Map
Idaho Location Map
State Only Map
Author: World Trade Press

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