Idaho: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

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Idaho is a mountain state in the western United States. Idaho is nicknamed the Gem State because almost every known gemstone has been found at least once in its territory. Another nickname, Potato State, stems from a popular crop grown by local farmers.

Idaho: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Map of Idaho / Where is Idaho?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information about Idaho
  2. What to See in the State of Idaho
  3. Fun Facts about Idaho
  4. Idaho Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Idaho
  6. Food Prices in Idaho
  7. State Symbols of Idaho

Basic Information about Idaho

  • State Name: Idaho
  • State Abbreviation: ID
  • Capital: Boise
  • Largest City: Boise
  • Area: 216,632 km2 (14th largest U.S. state)
  • Population: 1,787,065 (39th highest in the U.S.)
  • Time Zone: north of the Salmon River PST (UTC-8) and summer PDT (UTC-7), rest of the state MST (UTC-7) and summer MDT (UTC-6)
  • More Information: Speed Limits in Idaho, Current Time in Idaho, Minimum Wage in Idaho

What to See in the State of Idaho

  1. Yellowstone National Park
  2. Lake Coeur d’Alene Lake
  3. Craters of the Moon Natural Monument
  4. Perrine Bridge near Twin Falls
  5. Capitol Building in Boise
  6. Old Boise Jail
  7. Silverwood Amusement Park
  8. Mesa Falls Falls
  9. Redfish Lake
  10. Ponderosa State Park

You can post tips for other sights and places of interest in Idaho in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Idaho

Date of Idaho’s Entry into the Union

July 3, 1890 (43rd in order)

Idaho state nickname

The Gem State and The Potato State

The Highest Mountain in Idaho

Borah Peak (3,861 metres)

Rivers in Idaho

  1. Snake River (1,735 km)
  2. Bear River (790 km)
  3. Kootenai River (781 km)
  4. Salmon River (684 km)
  5. Owyhee River (557 km)

Airports in Idaho

  1. Boise Airport
  2. Idaho Falls Regional Airport
  3. Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport
  4. Hailey – Friedman Memorial Airport
  5. Twin Falls – Magic Valley Regional Airport

Idaho Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): no team
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (football): no team
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): no team

Universities in Idaho

  • Idaho State University
  • University of Idaho
  • Boise State University

ZIP Codes


Weather in Idaho | Average temperatures in Idaho | Average precipitation in Idaho

Idaho Weather

Weather in Idaho is varied, influenced in part by its relative proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The west of the state tends to be full of showers in the winter, while eastern Idaho is plagued by summer rains. Winter temperatures hover around freezing, dropping to -8 °C at higher elevations.

Temperatures hover around 20 °C on summer days, and exceed 30 °C on sunny days.

Current Forecasts:

Largest Cities in Idaho

# City Population Map
1 Boise 226,570 Show on Map
2 Meridian 99,926 Show on Map
3 Nampa 93,590 Show on Map
4 Idaho Falls 61,076 Show on Map
5 Pocatello 55,193 Show on Map
6 Caldwell 54,660 Show on Map
7 Coeur d’Alene 50,665 Show on Map
8 Twin Falls 49,202 Show on Map
9 Post Falls 33,290 Show on Map
10 Lewiston 32,820 Show on Map

Food Prices in Idaho

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $7.25
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $5.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.51
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.60
  • Milk (1 l): $0.60
  • Bread (500 g): $2.61
  • Rice (1 kg): $3.14
  • Egg (12 pcs): $1.88
  • Cheese (1 kg): $11.16
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $8.03
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $10.61
  • Apple (1 kg): $3.38
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.83
  • Oranges (1 kg): $2.91
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $2.50
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $1.47
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.68
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $1.89
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $6.35

Grocery prices in the city of Boise valid in January 2021. Take these as a guide, they vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Idaho Flag | Idaho State Emblem

State Symbols of Idaho

  • Gemstone: garnet
  • Predator: Moving Falcon
  • Fossil: American zebra
  • Insect: monarch butterfly
  • Hymn: Here We Have Idaho
  • Horse: Appaloosa
  • Flower: Lewis’s leopard
  • Fruit: huckleberry (resembles blueberries)
  • Bird: mountain chickadee
  • Fish: yellowthroat trout
  • Tree: Mountain Pine
  • Dance: Square Dance
  • Vegetable: potatoes

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