Idaho

Idaho

Idaho is a state located in the North West portion of the United States. Idaho's state vegetable is the potato. The famous Lewis and Clark guide Sacagawea was born in Idaho.

About Idaho

Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th most expansive, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's largest city and capital is Boise. Residents are called 'Idahoans'. Idaho was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, as the 43rd state. Idaho is a mountainous state with an area larger than that of all of New England. It is landlocked, surrounded by the states of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and the Canadian province of British Columbia. However, the network of dams and locks on the Columbia River and Snake River make the city of Lewiston the farthest inland seaport on the Pacific coast of the contiguous United States. Idaho's nickname is the 'Gem State', because nearly every known type of gemstone has been found here.

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