State Capital Of Idaho

State Capital Of Idaho


“Boise” Is The State Capital Of Idaho. It Is The Most Populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho and is the county seat of Ada County. It lies along the Boise River in the southwestern part of the state. Because mountains to the north protect it from Canadian blizzards,  The population of Idaho State Capital Boise at 2016 was 223,154., the 99th largest in the United States. In 19th-century Boise was named by French Canadian trappers for the tree-lined river that provided relief for travelers crossing the desolate Snake River plain.

Following the 1862 gold rush to the Idaho State Capital Boise River basin, Fort Boise was established (July 4, 1863), and a community developed to provide services for the nearby mines. Its location at the crossroads of the Oregon Trail and the routes to the Boise Basin and Owyhee mines ensured Boise’s early growth, and it became the State Capital Of Idaho in 1864. After 1902 the Boise Irrigation Project built nearby Arrowrock Dam and several other dams on the Boise River to provide the region with water storage and recreational facilities.

Agricultural expansion and the growth of a commercial lumber industry contributed to Boise’s rapid growth in the early 20th century. One of the world’s largest construction companies also grew up there. The Idaho State Capital city diversified industries now include agriculture (fruit, sugar beets, and livestock), lumbering, electronics, and wholesale trade and trucking. State Capital Of Idaho Boise’s numerous city parks contains specimens of trees from all over the world, many planted by U.S. presidents and visiting dignitaries.


Founded: 1863

Incorporated: 1864


  • Type: Strong-mayor
  • Body: Boise City Council
  • Mayo:r Dave Bieter (D)
  • Council President: Elaine Clegg


  • State Capital City: 82.80 sq mi (214.45 km2)
  • Land: 82.09 sq mi (212.60 km2)
  • Water: 0.71 sq mi (1.85 km2)

Elevation: 2,730 ft (830 m)

Population (2010):

  • State Capital cCity: 205,671 (99th)
  • Estimate (2017): 226,570
  • Density: 2,718.54/sq mi (1,049.64/km2)
  • Urban: 349,684 (US: 108th)
  • Metro: 709,845 (US: 80th)


Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Boise:

  1. In Boise, it’s technically illegal to ride a merry-go-round on Sunday. Luckily, it’s an old law that isn’t usually enforced. Idaho law forbids a citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.
  2. Time Magazine has named Boise as the #1 city in their article entitled “Solutions for America” claiming that Boise is one of the top cities “getting it right”
  3. Boise is famous for hating the band Nickelback. The Boise Weekly published a piece in 2012 telling readers everything they could buy instead of a concert ticket.