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The capital of Idaho is Boise City.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Idaho: ID
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "IDA" as the abbreviation for Idaho. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "ID" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviations for Idaho: Ida., Id.
The pronunciation of Idaho:
When the people of Idaho refer to themselves: 1:
All of Idaho observes daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Idaho: "The Gem State"; "The Spud State"
State Motto: "Esto Perpetua" (Let it be perpetual)
State Bird: Mountain Bluebird (sialia currucoides)
State Tree: Western White Pine (pinus monticola pinaceae)
State Flower: Syringa Mock Orange (philadelphus lewisii)
State Song: "Here We Have Idaho"
Statehood: Idaho became the 43rd state on Jul 3, 1890.
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|This page was last modified: 22 Apr 2018|
|By John Hall|