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Fun Facts About Idaho

Article By: Sid Lezamiz
Published: Published: Feb 19, 2019 | Updated: Feb 20, 2024 at 11:14 am
Categories: General Audience

Fun Facts About Idaho
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Idaho is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It borders the state of Montana to the east and northeast, Wyoming to the east, Nevada and Utah to the south, and Washington and Oregon to the west. To the north, it shares a small portion of the Canadian border with the province of British Columbia. With a population of approximately 1.7 million and an area of 83,570 square miles (216,400 km2), Idaho is the 14th largest, the 12th least populous and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. The state’s capital and largest city is Boise.

  1. Idaho shares a border with Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and the country of Canada.
  2. Smurf Turf. The Boise State Broncos is home to the world’s only BLUE football field.  It is lovingly referred to as Smurf Turf  .
  3. Idaho is home to The Lentil Capital of the World in Moscow (Idaho that is).
  4. Elk Mountain Farms is the largest hops farm in the world and produces hops for Anheuser-Busch on 1800 acres of land in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
  5. There are 3,100 miles of rivers in Idaho.  More than any other state.
  6. BEWARE!  It is illegal in Idaho to fish while sitting on the back of a camel or giraffe.
  7. State Seal. The Idaho State Seal is the only one in the country that was designed by a woman, Emma Edwards Green.
  8. Heaven and Hell. Heaven’s Gate is situated on the boundary of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
  9. Carbonated Springs. Soda Springs is a group of thousands of natural carbonated springs in the area of Soda Springs, Idaho.
  10. Fosbury Flop. A high-jump technique invented by Dick Fosbury when competing in the high jump at Ketchum, Idaho high school.  See it here: Fosbury Flop

See?  Fun Facts About Idaho.  🙂