Idaho State Facts and Symbols

Idaho became the 43rd state in 1890 and is the 39th largest state by population with about 1.7 million residents. It is also the 11th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 83,557 square miles. Boise, the state capital city, is Idaho's largest city with a population of approximately 205,000 people.

Idaho was the name of a steamship which traveled the Columbia River. When gold was discovered on the Clearwater River, the mines were referred to as the Idaho Mines.

Included below are more facts and symbols, a state map, the state song and views of the Idaho State Quarter.



Idaho State Flag

Idaho State Flag


Idaho State Facts

Idaho State Capital - Boise

State Nickname - The Gem State

State Motto - "Esto Perpetua" (Let it be perpetual)

State Folk Dance - Square Dance

State Flower - Syringa

State Tree - Western White Pine

State Bird - Mountain Bluebird

State Fish - Cutthroat Trout

State Insect - Monarch Butterfly

State Horse - Appaloosa

State Raptor - Peregrine Falcon

State Gemstone - Idaho Star Garnet

State Fossil - Hagerman Horse Fossil

State Fruit - Huckleberry

State Vegetable - Potato



Idaho State Map:

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Idaho State Map


Idaho State Song:

Here We Have Idaho
Verses by Albert J.Tompkins
Chorus by McKinley Helm
Music by Sallie Hume-Douglas
Arranged by Craig Chernos

You’ve heard of the wonders our land does possess,
Its beautiful valleys and hills.
The majestic forests where nature abounds,
We love every nook and rill

Chorus

And here we have Idaho,
Winning her way to fame.
Silver and gold in the sunlight blaze,
And romance lies in her name.

Singing, we’re singing of you,
Ah, proudly too. All our lives thru,
We’ll go singing, singing of you,
Singing of Idaho.

There’s truly one state in this great land of ours,
Where ideals can be realized.
The pioneers made it so for you and me,
A legacy we’ll always prize.

Chorus

And here we have Idaho,
Winning her way to fame.
Silver and gold in the sunlight blaze,
And romance lies in her name.

Singing, we’re singing of you,
Ah, proudly too. All our lives thru,
We’ll go singing, singing of you,
Singing of Idaho.




Idaho State Quarter

Idaho State Quarter - FrontIdaho State Quarter - Back

United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
(United States Mint Images)





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