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
Capital of Idaho State: Boise
Date of Statehood: July 3, 1890
Idaho State 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.
Idaho State Nickname: The Gem State
Idaho State Motto: Esto Perpetua (Let it be perpetual.)
Idaho State Flower:
Syringa (Philadelphus lewisii)(Legislation of 1931)
Idaho State Tree: Western White Pine (Legislation of 1935)
Idaho State Bird:
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)(Legislation of 1931)
Idaho State Fish: Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1990)
Idaho State Insect: Monarch Butterfly (Legislation of 1992)
Idaho State Gemstone: Star Garnet (Legislation of 1967)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Idaho State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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Idaho State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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