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
Coordinates: Coordinates: 43°36′49″N 116°12′12″W / 43.61361°N 116.20333°W / 43.61361; -116.20333
Country United States
State Idaho
County Ada
Founded 1863
Incorporated 1864
 • Mayor David H. Bieter
 • City 64 sq mi (170 km2)
 • Land 63.8 sq mi (165 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 2,700 ft (823 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 205,671
 • Metro 616,561[1]
Time zone Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) Mountain Daylight Time (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 208

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.