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"The City of Trees"

The Idaho state capital is Boise.

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Zip Codes

83702, 83703, 83704, 83705, 83706, 83709, 83712

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Boise is approximately 181,711 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 77,850 (2000).

The amount of land area in Boise is 119.471 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Boise is 63.78 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.434 sq kilometers.
The distance from Boise to Washington DC is 2176 miles. The distance to the Idaho state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Boise is positioned 43.60 degrees north of the equator and 116.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Boise elevation is 2,842 feet above sea level.
Boise miscellany.

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Boise location: midway between Portland, Oregon and Salt Lake City, Utah, on Interstate 84 not far from the Oregon border

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Boise is Four Season - in moderation!
The weather in Boise is comfortable most of the year. Here is a weather page for the Boise area.
Boise average annual precipitation is 12.11 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 29.1 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 37-61 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 90.6 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 29-65 degrees F.

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History & History Related Items

Boise history:

When French-Canadian trappers finished crossing the territory's flat arrid plain, the forest by the river was a truly welcome sight. Therefore, they named it Boise, which means "wooded." The city itself was not founded until 1863 after the gold rush reached the area. Boise, Idaho's capital, is known as the city of Trees. The first government in Idaho was in Lewiston, but was moved to Boise in 1864 after being in Lewiston only one year.
also see this history of Boise
The founding of Boise: 1863
The incorporation date of Boise: 1864

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Boise attractions:

Boise State University

Discovery Center of Idaho
131 Myrtle St.
Boise, Idaho
Phone: (208) 343-9895

Idaho Botanical Garden
Main St & Warm springs Road
Phone: (208) 343-8649
Several areas available to view displays, gardens, herbs, and more. There is a self-guided nature trail as well as a guide to answer questions.

Boise Art Museum
670 s. Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, Idaho
Phone: (208) 345-8330
Both permanent and changing exhibits are available. Guided tours are available by appointment.

Zoo Boise
355 N. Julia Davis Drive
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: (208) 384-4260
Many types of animals may be seen at the zoo, plus special exhibits. Thursday is Family day with reduced rates.

Idaho Historical Museum
610 N. Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, Idaho
Phone: (208) 334-2120
The history of Idaho is outlined as well as many other displays and relics from the early days in the state.

Old Idaho Penitentiary
near Boise
Phone: (208) 368-6080
In use from 1872-1973 as a territorial prison and then as the sole state penitentiary, the grounds of the prison may be toured as well as a short film about the area. Exhibits of prison life are also provided.

World Center for Birds of Prey
5666 W. Flying Hawk
7 miles south of Boise.
PHone: (208) 362-8687
Exhibits of birds of prey, including biology, ecology and conservation, may be seen here. A tropical forest is also featured. Visitors may be aided by the staff of the facility.

State Capitol
Phone: (208) 334-2470
Not only is this sandstone and marble building an impressive sight, but it also has many displays to see. Guided tours may be arranged.

Boise Philharmonic
516 S. Ninth Street, Suite C
Boise, ID 83702
1-208-344-7849 or 1-888-300-7849

Idaho Ballet

Boise Hawks Baseball

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