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Idaho Travel Guide

Idaho (surnamed as the Gem State) is a north-western state of the United States of America, bordered by Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Montana and Wyoming as well as by the Canadian province British Colombia. Its surface is quite large (ranked as the 14th state – 216, 632 km²) but is not very populated (ranked as the 39th state with 1,429,096 inhabitants). Though crossed by many rivers and having a lot of lakes, it also has big altitudes – the biggest one is Borah Peak - 3859 m in Rocky Mountains.

Idaho is an important agricultural state – it produces the third of the whole American potato production. The other important crops are beans, wheat, barley and sugar beet. Once a mining state Idaho’s most important industries nowadays are wood production, chemical products, paper, silver and tourism.

It is also a cultural state with many universities and colleges located in the main cities: Boise (the capital), Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Pocatello, etc.

There are several touristic and natural curiosities and beauties that one should not miss: Yellowstone National Park, Hells Canyon, Massacre Rocks, the Craters of the Moon, Farragut State Park. Boise welcomes the biggest Basque community in the Unites States and the second in the world.


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