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Flag of Idaho

Use: Civil and state flag
Adopted: November 2, 1957; 61 years ago
Design: State seal of Idaho on a field of blue

The seal of the Territory of Idaho was adopted in 1863 and redrawn several times before statehood in 1890. The state Great Seal was designed by Emma Edwards Green, the only woman to design a state seal.

The flag of the state of Idaho consists of the state seal on a field of blue. The words "State of Idaho" appear in gold letters on a red and gold band below the seal. According to the official description of the flag, there should also be a fringe of gold around the edges, but a long time ago the versions of the flag were not shown until they remodeled the flag after War.

The seal depicts a miner and a woman representing equality, liberty, and justice. The symbols on the seal represent some of Idaho's natural resources: mines, forests, farmland, and wildlife.

The current seal contains the text "Great Seal of the State of Idaho" in the outer ring, with the star that signifies a new light in the galaxy of states. The inner ring contains a banner with the Latin motto, Esto perpetua ("Let it be perpetual" or "It is forever"). A woman, signifying justice, and a man, dressed as a miner, support a shield. The miner represents the chief industry of the state at the time of statehood.

Inside, the shield bears images symbolic of the state. The pine tree in the foreground refers to Idaho's immense timber interests. The husbandman plowing on the left side of the shield, together with the sheaf of grain beneath the shield, are emblematic of Idaho's agricultural resources, while the two cornucopias, or horns of plenty, refer to the horticultural. Idaho has a game law, which protects the elk and moose, and an elk's head rises above the shield. The state flower, the wild syringa or mock orange, grows at the woman's feet, while the ripened wheat grows as high as her shoulder. The river depicted in the shield is the Snake or Shoshone River.

In 2001, the North American Vexillological Association surveyed its members on the designs of all 72 Canadian provincial, U.S. state and U.S. territorial flags, combined. Idaho finished in the bottom ten, finishing 64th out of the 72.

State of Idaho
Flag of Idaho State seal of Idaho
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
Gem State
Motto(s): Esto perpetua (Latin for Let it be perpetual)
State song(s): "Here We Have Idaho"
Map of the United States with Idaho highlighted
Official language English
Demonym Idahoan
Capital
(and largest city)
Boise
Largest metro Boise metropolitan area
Area Ranked 14th
• Total 83,797 sq mi
(216,900 km2)
• Width 305 miles (491 km)
• Length 479 miles (771 km)
• % water 0.98
• Latitude 42° N to 49° N
• Longitude 111°03′ W to 117°15′ W
Population Ranked 39th
• Total 1,754,208 (2018)
• Density 20.9/sq mi (8.09/km2)
Ranked 44th
• Median household income $52,225 (41st)
Elevation
• Highest point Borah Peak
12,662 ft (3,859 m)
• Mean 5,000 ft (1,520 m)
• Lowest point Confluence of Snake and Clearwater River; Lewiston
713 ft (217 m)
Before statehood Oregon Territory, Washington Territory, Idaho Territory
Admitted to the Union July 3, 1890 (43rd)
Governor Brad Little (R)
Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin (R)
Legislature Legislature
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R)
Jim Risch (R)
U.S. House delegation 1. Russ Fulcher (R)
2. Mike Simpson (R) (list)
Time zones
• Idaho Panhandle Pacific: UTC −8/−7
• primary Mountain: UTC −7/−6
ISO 3166 US-ID
Abbreviations ID
Website www.idaho.gov
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