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ID: 7013443
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Boise (inhabited place)  Boise (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 36 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.6000  decimal degrees
Long: 116 12 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -116.2000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Boise River in SW Idaho; largest city in state; named by French-Cannadian trappers for river running through surrounding woods; economy flourished due to excellent location on Oregon Trail.

Names:
Boise (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Idaho (state)  ............  Idaho (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Ada (county)  ................  Ada (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Boise (inhabited place)  ....................  Boise (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  originated as Fort Boise in 1863
city (C)
state capital (C)  ............  since 1864
county seat (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for packing houses & food processing
quarrying center (C)  ............  for stone
agricultural center (C)  ............  produces fruit, sugar beets & livestock
mill center (C)  ............  for lumber
commercial center (C)
administrative center (C)  ............  for federal & state agencies
educational center (C)  ............  includes Boise State University founded in 1932
tourist center (C)  ............  noted for Boise National Forest, with remnants of empty gold mines & ghost towns

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Idaho .......... (state)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States) [7007250]

Sources and Contributors:
Boise..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 110
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 333
..............  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS16002446
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 157
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 110
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 333
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS16002446
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 157
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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