Outsiders might not think so, but Idaho rocks, ya'll.

Our pistol-shaped Gem State has a storied history and culture all its own. In celebration of our state's one-of-a-kind otherness, we're sharing our best-loved quirks and unusual Idaho facts.

For instance, did you know our Gem State is three times the size of Ireland and twice the size of Guatemala? What about our Basque community? Comprised of people who hail from Spain and Southwest France, Boise's Basque community is the largest in the United States. What's more, they're a super friendly group that loves to share their culture with newcomers. See for yourself and check out Boise's Basque Center.

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