Idaho is quite mountainous, and contains several stretches of the Rocky Mountains.The United States Forest Service holds about 38 of Idaho's land, the most of any state.In the early 1860s, when the United States Congress was considering organizing a new territory in the Rocky Mountains, eccentric lobbyist George M.Willing suggested the name "Idaho", which he claimed was derived from a Shoshone language term meaning "the sun comes from the mountains" or "gem of the mountains". Congress decided to name the area Colorado Territory when it was created in February 1861.) is a state in the northwestern region of the United States.
However, the name "Idaho" did not fall into obscurity.
The same year Congress created Colorado Territory, a county called Idaho County was created in eastern Washington Territory.
The county was named after a steamship named Idaho, which was launched on the Columbia River in 1860.
In the early 19th century, Idaho was considered part of the Oregon Country, an area disputed between the U. In the state's north, the relatively isolated Idaho Panhandle is closely linked with Eastern Washington, with which it shares the Pacific Time Zone – the rest of the state uses the Mountain Time Zone.
The state's south includes the Snake River Plain (which has most of the population and agricultural land), while the south-east incorporates part of the Great Basin.
To the north, it shares a small portion of the Canadian border with the province of British Columbia. Idaho was eventually admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, becoming the 43rd state.