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___ Searchable Map and Satellite View of the City of Boise, Idaho (45-degree view available)

Downtown Boise, capital of Idaho, USA
Downtown Boise seen from the Aspen Condos with One Capital Center, Wells Fargo Center, and U.S. Bank Plaza (from left to right), in background Idaho State Capitol and Boise Mountains (Sawtooth Range).
Image: Patrick R.

About Boise

Flag of Boise, IdahoSatellite view showing Boise, capital and most populous city of the State of Idaho in the United States. The city is located in the southwestern part of the state, at Boise river, a tributary of the Snake River.

Idaho State Capitol in Boise, Idaho, USA
The Idaho State Capitol in Boise is home to the government of Idaho.
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Boise came into existence like many other US cities, first there was the construction of several forts, then it became a village when the threats from local natives were fading. And then there was a gold rush in 1863 in the Boise basin.

The town was incorporated as a city in 1866 and became capital of the Territory of Idaho in 1864, in 1889 Idaho became the 43rd US state and Boise its capital.

Today Boise has a population of about 218,000 inhabitants (in 2015), about 650,000 people live in Boise metropolitan area.

The city is home to a number of large corporations in bodybuilding, agriculture, supermarkets, timber and services. Largest employer is the state government.

City Highlights:
Boise Centre (convention center),

Museums: Discovery Center of Idaho (interactive science center), Boise Art Museum (art museum in Julia Davis Park), Idaho State Historical Museum (probably under renovation), Idaho Museum of Natural History (moved to Pocatello, Idaho)

Churches: Christ Chapel (historic chapel), Boise Idaho Temple (temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Ahavath Beth Israel (synagogue)

Prison: Old Idaho Penitentiary (“Old Pen” was home to some of the most desperate criminals in the West, now for rent)

Theater: Egyptian Theatre (movie theater opened in 1927),

Outdoors: String of Pearls (group of parks along the Boise River), Zoo Boise and Rose Gardens (recreation in Julia Davis Park), Lucky Peak Lake (reservoir created by the Lucky Peak Dam), Bogus Basin (ski area),
Boise National Forest (protected area with sagebrush steppe and spruce-fir forests)

The city is home to Boise State University, the nation’s only master’s program in Raptor Biology.

Just zoom in to see Idaho State Capitol Building. The sandstone Renaissance Revival Capitol is Idaho's most significant historic structure, it houses the government of the state of Idaho.

The map shows a city map of Boise with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Boise Airport (IATA code: BOI) 4 mi (6 km) south of downtown.

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Local Time Boise:
Wednsday-May-23  06:05  
Mountain Standard Time (MST): UTC/GMT -7 hours
Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -6 hours

φ Latitude, λ Longitude (of Map center; move the map to see coordinates):
Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Boise, Idaho, USA.
City Coordinates: 43°36′49″N 116°12′12″W
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External Links:
Boise (official website)

Major Newspaper:
Idaho Statesman

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