Facts & Symbols


Population1,839,106 (2020 US Census estimate)
Land Area83,557 square miles
Capital CityBoise
Date of StatehoodJuly 3rd, 1890
Highest Elevation12,662 ft. (Mt. Borah)
Lowest Elevation738 ft. (Lewiston, ID)
Water Area823 square miles
River Miles3,500 miles
State BirdThe Mountain Bluebird (Sialia arctcia)
State FlowerThe Syringa (Philadelphus lewisii)
State TreeThe Western White Pine (Pinus Monticola pinaceae)
State FruitWild Huckleberry
State FishCutthroat Trout
State GemStar Garnet
State MottoEsto Perpetua” from the Latin meaning “Be Eternal”.
State Song“Here We Have Idaho” - adopted in 1931. Verses by Albert J. Tompkins, chorus by McKinley Helm, music by Sallie Hume-Douglas.
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Idaho Capitol Gift Shop

Browse over 130 specialty items online or visit Boise to tour the State Capitol Building and see the shop in person. The Gift Shop features unique Idaho-themed merchandise, as well as other specialty items.

The Gift Shop is located in the Garden Level of the Statehouse.

700 W. Jefferson St.
Boise ID, 83720

Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday

Spuddy Buddy beanie toy