Idaho became a state on July 3, 1890. Its nickname is the “Gem State.”
Here are 10 interesting facts about the state:
10 Interesting Facts About Idaho #1:
The capital of the state is Boise. It is also the largest city in the state in terms of population.
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Another interesting fact about the state is that it is mountainous. In fact, the area of its mountains is larger than the size of New England.
10 Interesting Facts About Idaho #3:
The state touches six other states. The states that it touches are Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. It should also be noted that it touches British Columbia, which is a Canadian province.
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According to a 2012 estimate by the United States Census Bureau, the state has a population of 1,595,728 people. As a result, it is the 39th largest in the country.
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The reason the state is called the “Gem State” is because practically ever gem can be found in the state. For instance, star garnets can be found in Idaho. The only other place in the world that has these special garnets in considerable quantity is India.
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Some people have also called the state the “Potato State.” This is because potato is one of the most popular crops.
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The most significant religion in the state, according to percentage of people who belong to it, is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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If you enjoy watching sunsets, then you should consider traveling to Coeur d’Alene. This city often has the most beautiful sunsets in the state.
10 Interesting Facts About Idaho #9:
An area of the Yellowstone National Park is in the Fremont County of the state. It should be noted that this park is also in other states, including Montana and Wyoming.
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The last interesting fact is that there are some famous people from Idaho. The list of famous people from the state includes television news anchor Lou Dobbs, the late author Ernest Hemingway, and the late baseball player Harmon Killebrew.
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