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Facts About Idaho Falls

10 Interesting Facts About Idaho Falls

Facts About Idaho Falls

  1. Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States.
  2. Idaho Falls is the state’s largest city outside the Boise metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 61,459, as of 2019.
  3. The city has a total area of 22.80 square miles, 22.35 square miles, 98% is land and 0.45 square miles is water.
  4. Idaho Falls has been nicknamed the “Gateway to the West,” “The Gateway to Paradise,” and the “outdoor enthusiasts dreamland.”
  5. Idaho Falls is twinned with the following sister city: Tokai, Ibaraki, Japan.
  6. The area around Idaho Falls was first sparsely settled by cattle and sheep ranchers.
  7. The town that emerged at this site was initially named Eagle Rock, after the rock island in the river.
  8. The town became Idaho Falls in 1891. The city was named after the rapids that were present below the bridge.
  9. Idaho Falls serves as a regional hub for health care, travel, and business in eastern Idaho.
  10. The fourth Mormon temple outside of Utah was built in Idaho Falls.
Facts About Idaho Falls
Interesting Facts About Idaho Falls