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The elevation of Boise is 2,842 feet above sea level and is considered “high desert” with temperatures ranging from an average range of 22 – 36 degrees in January to 58 – 90 degrees in July. The Boise valley receives an average of 12 inches of precipitation per year. Boise’s climate has four definite seasons but rarely receives snow in the valley.

Quick Idaho Facts

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