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- Created 2012-02-19
(ˈaɪdəhoʊ) is a
region of the
. Idaho is the
39th most populous
, and the 7th least densely populated of the
50 United States
. The state's largest city and capital is
. Residents are called "
". Idaho was admitted to the
on July 3, 1890, as the 43rd state.
Idaho is a mountainous state with an area larger than that of all of
. It is surrounded by the states of
, and the
. The network of dams and locks on the
make the city of
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
has been found there. In addition, Idaho is one of only two places in the world where
s can be found in any significant quantities, the other being
. Additionally Idaho is sometimes called the "Potato State" owing to its popular and widely distributed crop. The state motto is
for "Let it be forever").
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