Where is Boise City, Idaho?
Boise City, Idaho is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho. Located on the Boise River in southwestern Idaho, the population of Boise City was 205,671 in the 2010 census, making it the third-most populous city in the Pacific Northwest region after Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. Boise City is the county seat of Ada County and the principal city of the Boise City-Nampa metropolitan area.
Boise City is located in southwestern Idaho in the western part of the Treasure Valley. It is about 41 miles east of the Oregon border, and 110 miles north of the Nevada border. The city is situated at an elevation of 2,704 feet above sea level, making it the highest major city in the Pacific Northwest. Boise City is located at 43°36′N 116°13′W, making it the most inland port city in the Pacific Northwest.
The Boise River runs through the city, and the Boise River Greenbelt follows the river through the downtown area. The Boise River is a major source of recreation in the city, with its 25-mile-long Greenbelt and many parks located along its banks. The Boise River flows through downtown Boise City, passing through the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial Park and the Boise River Park.
Boise City is a major transportation hub for the region, with several major highways running through the city. Interstate 84 runs east-west through the city, connecting Boise City to Portland, Oregon, and Salt Lake City, Utah. U.S. Route 26 and U.S. Route 20 both run north-south through the city, connecting Boise City to Twin Falls, Idaho, and Pendleton, Oregon, respectively. The Boise Airport is located about 5 miles from downtown Boise City, and is served by several major airlines.