Boise, Idaho

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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
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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

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

Origin of name[change | change source]

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
Boise skyline, at night

References[change | change source]

  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.