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Capital City – Boise
Population – 1,393,262 (U.S. Census Bureau)
Land Area – 83,557 sq. miles
Highest Point – 12,662 feet above sea level at the summit of Mt. Borah
Water Area – 880 sq. miles
# of lakes – more than 2,000
Motto – Esto Perpetua (Let it be perpetual)
Statehood – July 3, 1890 (43rd state to join the union)
State Insect – Monarch Butterfly
State Fish – Cutthroat trout
State Bird – Mountain Bluebird
State Flower – Syringa
State Nickname – The Gem State
State Tree – Western White Pine

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