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Quick Facts: Idaho
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Capital City: Boise

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Nickname: Gem State
Motto: Esto perpetua (Let it be perpetual)
Statehood: July 3, 1890 (43th)
Origin of State's Name: A derivation of an Indian phrase "E Dah Hoe (How)" supposedly meaning "gem of the mountains"
Largest City: Boise
Border States: Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Land Area: 82,751 sq. mi., 11th largest
State Bird: Mountain Bluebird
State Flower: Syringa - Mock Orange (philadelphus lewisii)
State Tree: White Pine (Pinus Monticola pinaceae)
State Song: Here We Have Idaho
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