Idaho

Idaho (English: Idaho) is the 43rd largest US state, located in the Pacific Northwest in the Mountain States group. 14th in area and 39th in population (1.49 million people). About half of the population lives in cities. Ethnic composition: Germans — 18.9%, English — 18.1%, Irish — 10%, “Americans” — 8.4%, Norwegians — 3.6%, Swedes — 3.5% . The capital and largest city is Boise. There are no big cities.

History

Man appeared on the territory of the state around 14500 BC. e. It was first inhabited by American settlers in 1860, after gold was discovered. Became a state in 1890.

Geography

Idaho borders six states and a Canadian province. In the east – with the states of Wyoming and Montana, in the west – with Oregon and Washington, in the south – with Utah and Nevada, and in the north with the Canadian province of British Columbia.

A large part of Idaho is occupied by the southern edge of the Columbia Plateau and the Rocky Mountains with a height of up to 3857 m. In the southwest – a plateau, the Snake River Valley, the state is located almost entirely in the Columbia River basin. Evergreen forests occupy about two-thirds of its territory. In terms of area of ​​national forest reserves, Idaho ranks 3rd in the country.

Climate

The climate is continental. The average temperature in January is from −2 to −7, in July from +20 to +25. Precipitation is 300-500 mm per year.

Famous people

  • Sarah Louise Palin
  • Lana Turner(1921-1995) was an actress

Boise, Idaho

Boise
City in the United States
Location
State Idaho
County Ada County
Coordinates 43°36’49″N, 116°14’16″WL
General
Surface 214.45 km²
– country 212.6 km²
– water 1.85 km²
Residents
(April 1, 2010)
205,671
(967 inhabitant/km²)
Politics
Mayor Lauren McLean (D)
Website cityofboise.org

According to COUNTRYAAH, Boise is the capital of the American state of Idaho and had a population of 205,671 in 2010. This makes it the 105th city in the United States (2000). The area is 165.2 km².

History

The area was called Boise long before Fort Boise was built in 1834. However, its exact origin is unknown. This fortress was located sixty kilometers west of the present city. The fort was abandoned in 1854, but the U.S. Army moved back in 1863 after several massacres in the area during the American Civil War. From the 1960s onward, Boise began to grow rapidly. On March 4, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill creating the Idahot Territory. Lewinstonwas the first capital, but after the division of the territory Boise was given the status of capital. That remained so when Idaho officially became a state in 1890.

Demographics

10% of the population is older than 65 years. 28 % consists of single – person households. Unemployment is 2.9 % (2000 census figures). About 4.5% of the population of Boise is Hispanic and Latino, 0.8% is of African origin and 2.1% of Asian origin.

The population increased from 135,150 in 1990 to 185,787 in 2000.

Sights

  • Bogus Basin Ski Area
  • Idaho Capitol
  • Julia Davis Park and Boise. Zoo

Geography

Climate

In January the average temperature is -1.7 °C, in July it is 23.3 °C. Annual average rainfall is 307.6 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 28 km radius of Boise.

Boise

Eagle (12 km)

Garden City (4 km)

Kuna (20 km)

Meridian (13 km)

Nampa (27 km)

Star (22 km)

Notable Boise residents

Born

  • Forrest Church (1948-2009), theologian and preacher in Unitarian Universalism
  • Kristine Sutherland (1955), actress
  • Kristin Armstrong (1973), racing cyclist
  • Jeret Peterson (1981-2011), freestyle skier

Died

  • Reginald Owen (1887-1972), British actor

Nampa, Idaho

Nampa
Place in the United States
Location of Nampa in Idaho
Location of Idaho in the US
Location
County Canyon County
Type of place City
State Idaho
Coordinates 43° 34′ N, 116° 34′ W
General
Surface 82.29 km²
– country 81.91 km²
– water 0.38 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
76,587
(935 inhabitants/km²)
Height 767 m
Other
FIPS code 56260
Website cityofnampa.us
Nampas Station

Nampa is a city in the US state of Idaho, and administratively falls under Canyon County.

Demographics

At the census in 2000, the number of inhabitants was determined at 51,867. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 76,587, an increase of 24720 (47.7%).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​51.4 km², consisting entirely of land. Nampa is about 781 m above sea level.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 20 km radius around Nampa.

Nampa

Caldwell (13 km)

Kuna (15 km)

Marching (20 km)

Meridian (14 km)

Middleton (15 km)

Star (15 km)

Pocatello, Idaho

Pocatello
Place in the United States
Location of Pocatello in Idaho
Location of Idaho in the US
Location
County Bannock County and Power County
Type of place City
State Idaho
Coordinates 42° 53′ N, 112° 27′ WL
General
Surface 84.61 km²
– country 84.2 km²
– water 0.41 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
53,932
(641 inhabitant/km²)
Height 1,360 m
Other
ZIP code(s) 83201
FIPS code 64090
Website pocatello.us

Pocatello is a city in the U.S. state of Idaho, which is administratively part of Bannock County and Power County. The place is named after Shoshone chief Pocatello. The city is home to the main campus of Idaho State University.

Demographics

At the census in 2000, the number of inhabitants was determined at 51,466. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 53,932, an increase of 2,466 (4.8%).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​73.1 km², consisting entirely of land.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 36 km radius around Pocatello.

Pocatello

Aberdeen (33km)

American Falls (35 km)

Arbon Valley (13 km)

Blackfoot (36 km)

Chubbuck (5km)

Fort Hall (16 km)

Entrance (18 km)

McCammon (33 km)

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Idaho Falls
Place in the United States
Location of Idaho Falls in Idaho
Location of Idaho in the US
Location
County Bonneville County
Type of place City
State Idaho
Coordinates 43° 30′ N, 112° 2′ W
General
Surface 59.93 km²
– country 58.79 km²
– water 1.14 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
52,786
(898 inhabitants/km²)
Height 1,434 m
Other
FIPS code 39700
Website idahofallsidaho.gov

Idaho Falls is a city in the American state of Idaho, and is administratively part of Bonneville County.

Demographics

In the 2000 census, the number of inhabitants was determined at 50,730 . In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 52,786 , an increase from 2,056 (4.1%).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​45.0 km², of which 44.2 km² is land and 0.8 km² is water.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 15 miles of Idaho Falls.

Idaho Falls

Ammon (6 km)

Basalt (22 km)

Firth (24 km)

Iona (9 km)

Lewisville (23 km)

Rigby (22 km)

Shelley (15 km)

Ucon (13 km)

Born

  • Mike Crapo (1951), Senator for Idaho

Idaho Falls, Idaho

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