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Location of Boise in Ada County, Idaho
Location of Boise in Ada County, Idaho
Coordinates: Coordinates: 43°36′49″N 116°12′12″W / 43.61361°N 116.20333°W / 43.61361; -116.20333
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyAda
Founded1863
Incorporated1864
Government
 • MayorDavid H. Bieter
Area
 • City64 sq mi (170 km2)
 • Land63.8 sq mi (165 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (1 km2)
Elevation
2,700 ft (823 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City205,671
 • Metro
616,561[1]
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (Mountain Daylight Time)
Websitehttp://www.cityofboise.org

Boise is the capital city of the U.S. state of Idaho. It is also the county seat of Ada County.

The Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial is in Boise. It is the only human rights memorial in the US.

Origin of name

Although different people believe different stories about the origin of the name, it is generally accepted that the name Boise originates from the French word boisée which means wooded.[2]

Boise skyline, at night
Boise skyline, at night

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