Boise, Idaho

city in and state capital of Idaho, United States

Boise is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Idaho. It is also the county seat of Ada County.

Official seal of Boise
The City of Trees
Energy Peril Success
Coordinates: 43°36′57″N 116°12′6″W / 43.61583°N 116.20167°W / 43.61583; -116.20167
CountryUnited States
Founded1863; 161 years ago (1863)
Incorporated1864; 160 years ago (1864)
 • TypeStrong-mayor
 • BodyBoise City Council
 • MayorLauren McLean (D)
 • Council PresidentHolli Woodings
 • State capital city85.00 sq mi (219.45 km2)
 • Land84.03 sq mi (216.96 km2)
 • Water0.97 sq mi (2.49 km2)
Elevation2,700 ft (823 m)
 • State capital city235,684
 • RankU.S.: 99th
 • Density2,860.54/sq mi (1,055.28/km2)
 • Urban
433,180 (US: 94th)
 • Urban density3,111.2/sq mi (1,201.3/km2)
 • Metro
764,718 (US: 75th)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
83701-83709, 83711-83717, 83719-83720, 83722, 83724-83726, 83728-83729, 83732, 83735, 83756, 83799
Area code(s)208, 986
FIPS code16-08830
GNIS feature ID400590

The Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial is in Boise. It is the only human rights memorial in the US.

Origin of name change

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.[5]

Boise skyline, at night

Notable People change

References change

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  2. "Geographic Names Information System". Retrieved 2023-05-05.
  3. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
  4. "Population" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on April 23, 2021. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  5. "The name "Boise"" (PDF). Reference Series, no. 32. Idaho State Historical Society. 1971. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-30. Retrieved 9 May 2016.