The "Gem State"

general Information

  • Capital: Boise (population: 205.000)
  • Area: 83.570 sq mi
  • Population: 1.570.000
  • in the Indian language „Ee-dah-how“ means "Light on the Mountains"
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  • very mountainous and unspoiled
  • mountains: the Snake River Plain in the south, the Rocky Mountains in the remaining part
  • highest mountain: Borah Peak (12.668 ft)
  • rivers: Snake River (1078 mi), Salmon River (425 mi), Clark Fork River (310 mi)
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National parcs, monuments and recreation areas

  • Yellowstone National Park: the first national park in the world
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument: a large area of cooled streams of lava
  • Hells Canyon: North America's deepest river gorge at 7.993 ft
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