Idaho

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Martí Micolau
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  • Background
  • City to visit
  • Nature and sport

THEIdaho it is the ideal state for those who love landscapes where nature dominates with all its strength and wild beauty, after Alaska it is the largest state with parks and nature reserves in every place. For those who can't give up on urban life though, Idaho reserves the capital Boise, where there is no shortage of clubs and an extravagant nightlife.



The territory is crossed by the Salmon River which, in addition to offering the opportunity for rafting adventures along its course, is also very rough and is the longest river in the United States. Another first is the gorges of Hells Canyon, which are the deepest in the USA

Background

Idaho became a territory of conquest when gold, silver and lead deposits were discovered, which allowed the start of industrialization and trade in the country. Sadly known for having also given home to a movement that praised the white race as supreme and chosen, it all ended only in the late 80s with the death of the ideologue.

Idaho is currently supported by tourism and manufactured industries as well as agriculture.

City to visit

Boise presents itself as a very welcoming and open urban center also for the widespread mentality gayfriendly. The city is full of clubs, restaurants next to buildings that still retain the colonial neoclassical architecture, located at the foot of the mountains, it is considered a pleasant place to live.

Sun Valley instead it is one of the best ski resorts in the whole of the United States; villas of the Hollywood jet set stand next to the most characteristic urban center with alpine-style houses, but also boutiques and refined restaurants. Even the well-known writer Hemingway he has stayed here for the last ten years of his life.



Nature and sport

A unique experience for the bravest is undoubtedly the descent of the Salmon River aboard an inflatable boat for the RaftingAlong the route which lasts a few days, you can swim in thermal springs, observe wild animals, visit prehistoric parks, fish for trout in the clear waters of the river.
Considering the low height in general of the Idaho territory, it can be understood why it is so covered with lush forests, which are also the natural habitat for numerous species of animals, first of all the moose. In the forests it is also possible to go hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing ...
For a unique campsite, instead, theHells Canyon National Recreation Area, with the deepest gorge in North America, it is an area rich in natural beauty and offers the opportunity to participate in numerous outdoor activities with breathtaking views.
Finally in the Silver Valley today there are more than 72 different minerals that make the Idaho subsoil rich and keep its mining activity alive.

IDAHO, ID - 46.36N, 11.23W STATE MAP - OFFICIAL SITE
ABNAMED: “The Gem State”
ORIGIN NAME: Word of Amerindian origin whose meaning is unknown, it served to designate the territory starting from 1863.
CAPITAL: Boise
OTHER CITIES': -
MEMBER UNION FROM: 3 July 1890 (43th state)
POPULATION: 1.251.700
CAPITAL POPULATION: 226.115 ab.
COUNTY NUMBER: 44
POOR PEOPLE: 13 % water content
MOTTO: "It is forever"
TREE: Western White Pine
BIRD: Mountain Bluebird
FLOWER: Syringe
SONG: Here we have Idaho
FLAG: Women represent freedom, justice and equality. The man is a miner. The images on the screen represent the major industries of forestry, farming and mining. The cornucopia is a symbol of abundance. The moose head represents wildlife. The flag was adopted in 1907.
Economics
- AGRICULTURE: Livestock, potatoes, dairy products, wheat, sugar beets, barley.
- INDUSTRY : Processing of food products, wood and derivatives, chemicals, paper products, silver and other mining products, tourism.
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