20 Interesting Facts About Boise

Facts About Boise

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Facts About Boise

  1. Boise is nicknamed The City of Trees.
  2. The statehouse in Boise is geothermally heated from underground hot springs, pumped from a source 3,000 feet underground.
  3. Boise is the capital city of Idaho and lies in the northwest region of the mighty Pacific northwest.
  4. National Geographic named Boise Idaho one of the top mountain biking towns in the entire country.
  5. Boise derived its name from the Boise River which is 41.2 mi long, The river flows through the east side of the Oregon border and to the north of the Nevada border.
  6. Boise ranks as the 99th city in terms of population in the US. In January 2021, the population was 240,000 people.
  7. The 1988 film “Moving” by Richard Pryor takes place in Boise.
  8. Boise occupies an area equal to 85 sq mi of which 79.36 square miles is land and 0.69 square miles is water.
  9. The site of the present-day Idaho city of Boise was first seen in 1833 by Captain Benjamin Bonneville.
  10. The average level above the sea is 2,740 ft.
  11. The Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial is a 3,280 square meters cenotaph complex and educational park in Boise.
  12. Boise is the headquarters for several major companies, such as Boise Cascade LLC, Albertsons, J.R. Simplot Company, Lamb Weston, Idaho Pacific Lumber Company, Idaho Timber, WinCo Foods, Bodybuilding.com, and Clearwater Analytics.
  13. Boise drops a giant Idaho Potato to ring in the New Year instead of a big disco ball.
  14. The tree-lined valley of the Boise River became a distinct landmark, an oasis dominated by cottonwood trees. They called this “La rivière boisée”, which means “the wooded river.”
  15. The Idaho Botanical Garden is a 20-hectare (50-acre) botanical garden in Boise.
  16. Boise is home to “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul, October 1st has been officially named “Aaron Paul Day” in Idaho.
  17. The World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise is the headquarters for The Peregrine Fund, an international non-profit organization founded in 1970 that conserves endangered raptors around the world.
  18. Neighbourhoods of Boise include the Bench, the North End, West Boise and Downtown.
  19. Boise is a regional hub for jazz, theatre, and indie music. The Gene Harris Jazz Festival is hosted in Boise each spring.
  20. Boise’s ethnic Basque community is the largest such community in the United States and the fifth-largest in the world.


Facts About Boise
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