Idaho State
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Idaho State collage of images.
Idaho State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Idaho as the 43rd state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Idaho.

State Name:
Idaho

Abbreviation:
ID

Capital:
Boise

Date of Statehood:
July 3, 1890

Population:
1,429,096 (US Census 2005 estimate)
 
Primary Agriculture:
Idaho produces about one fourth of the nation's potato crop, as well as wheat, apples, corn, barley, sugar beets, and hops.

Primary Industry:
Idaho produces more than one fifth of all the silver mined in the U.S. It also ranks high among the states in antimony, lead, cobalt, garnet, phosphate rock, vanadium, zinc, mercury, and gold.

Nickname:
The Gem State

Motto:
Esto Perpetua (Let it be perpetual.)

Flower:
Syringa (Legislation of 1931)
Picture of the Syringa, the official state flower of Idaho.

Tree:
Western White Pine (Legislation of 1935)

Bird:
Mountain Bluebird (Legislation of 1931)
Picture of the Mountain+Bluebird, the official state bird of Idaho.
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Fish:
Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1990)

Insect:
Monarch Butterfly (Legislation of 1992)

Gemstone:
Star Garnet (Legislation of 1967)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Idaho.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Idaho.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Idaho.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Idaho state.
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