Welcome to Idaho
Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States.
Idaho has a reputation for gemstones and also for having many wilderness areas and that is why Idaho has the nickname “Gem State”.
The capital city of Idaho is Boise and Boise is also the largest city in Idaho. Idaho is the 14th largest city in the states and is well known for it´s potato crop.
Idaho is bordering to Wyoming to the east, Oregon and Washington to the west, Montana to the east and northeast, Utah and Nevada to the south and to the north it shares a small portion to the Canadian border with the province of British Columbia.
The climate in Idaho vary a lot. Idaho can be very hot allthough longer hot periods are very rare.
Even though Idao´s western border is far from the Pacific Ocean the maritime influence can be felt in the winter and the temperature is a bit higher than expected for a northen state like Idaho. The states highest differens in temperature during the day is felt mostly in the summer with hot days and cooler evenings.
The winters in Idaho can be cold but longer periods with cold weather below zero is unusual.
Idaho´s highest recorded temperature was in July 1934 in Orofino and was 118 °F (48 °C) and the lowest temperature in Idaho ever recorded was in January 1943 at Island park and was −60 °F (−51 °C).
Idaho has the farthest inland Pacific port on the west coast, The Port of Lewiston.
Idaho is one of a few states in the U.S that does not have a major freeway between the states two largest metropolitan areas, Coeur d’Alene and Boise.
Idaho has two time zones, dividing somewhere between Canada and Nevada.
The agriculture is very important for Idaho and Idaho is producing nearly one-third of the potatoes grown in the United States.
In Gooding, Idaho you will also find the world´s largest factory for barrel cheese, the raw product for processed cheese.
Idaho also has three facilities for the brewerie Anheuser-Busch and provide a large part of the malt for breweries across the nation.
Idaho was hit hard during the Great Depression.
Tourism in Idaho is the third largest industry in the state after agriculture and technology. The tourism in Idaho increase every year and there is a lot to see and do here wether you want to go skiing in Sun Valley or go hiking and horseback riding in The Sawtooth National Forest.
Cities in Idaho
Quick facts about Idaho
- Nickname: Gem State
- Capital city: Boise
- Largest city: Boise
- Area: 83 797 sq mi (216 900 km²) (ranked 14th of 50)
- Population: Est, 1 716 943 (ranked 39 of 50)
- Highest point: Borah Peak
- Lowest point: Confluence of Snake and Clearwater River
- Latitude: 42° N to 49° N
- Longitude: 111° 03′ W to 117° 15′ W
- Bordering states: Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Washington, Oregon