Long dominated by sugar plantations and military activities, the archipelago’s economy has diversified, particularly in favor of an important tourist sector.

The Idaho economy rests on mining, agriculture, forestry and its industrial derivatives. The state is the first national producer of money. The other mineral resources are antimony, molybdenum, uranium, phosphates, lead, gold and zinc.

The wide valley of the Snake Rivitar is the agricultural heart of Idaho. There was the extension of cultures and creation. The state is today one of the first national producers of potatoes and sugar beets. The other agricultural resources are cattle raising (embouche, dairy farming), forage plants, cereals (wheat, barley). Forestry is very active in the north of the state. Main industrial sectors are agri-food (sugar factories), wood industries (paper, carpentry), chemistry (phosphates). However, industrialization in the region remains limited.

Idaho hosts the Arco nuclear center, founded after the Second World War and transformed into an important engineering laboratory. Tourism is a non-negligible resource. Major historical sites surround the famous Oregon Trail, borrowed by the pioneers on their westward migration, and the Lewis and Clark expedition itinerary (1804-1806). The State also preserves old camping of miners and ghost towns (Bonanza, Silver City). Among the most interesting natural sites there are the Craters outside the Moon and the falls of Shoshone, 65 m high. Important skiable domains have been arranged.

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Major Cities in Idaho

Boise

Boise, city ​​and capital of the state of Idaho in the United States. It has about 194,000 residents, or about 430,000 when one counts the metropolitan area.

Boise was founded as Fort Boise in 1863 in connection with the gold rush along the Oregon Trail. Arrowrock Dam and other large dams ensure artificial irrigation in the area, where there is a lot of agriculture, timber industry and other industry. The city has a number of parks with woods from all over the world.

Private Schools in Idaho by County