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Boise, Idaho

city in and state capital of Idaho, United States
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Boise is the capital city of the U.S. state of Idaho. It is also the county seat of Ada County.

Boise, Idaho
Skyline of Boise, Idaho
Nickname(s): 
City of Trees
Motto(s): 
Energy Peril Success
Location of Boise in Ada County, Idaho
Location of Boise in Ada County, Idaho
Coordinates: Coordinates: 43°36′49″N 116°12′12″W / 43.61361°N 116.20333°W / 43.61361; -116.20333
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyAda
Founded1863
Incorporated1864
Government
 • MayorDavid H. Bieter
Area
 • City64 sq mi (170 km2)
 • Land63.8 sq mi (165 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation
2,700 ft (823 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City205,671
 • Metro
616,561[1]
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (Mountain Daylight Time)
Area code(s)208
Websitehttp://www.cityofboise.org

Origin of nameEdit

Although different people believe different stories about the origin of the name, it is generally accepted that the name Boise originates from the French word boisée which means wooded.[2]

Boise skyline, at night

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Boise City-Nampa, ID Metro Area; Idaho (2010)". American Fact Finder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. "The name "Boise"" (PDF). Reference Series, no. 32. Idaho State Historical Society. 1971. Retrieved 9 May 2016.