Other significant rivers include the Coeur d'Alene River, the Spokane River, the Boise River, and the Payette River.
) is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho was eventually admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, becoming the 43rd state.
It borders the state of Montana to the east and northeast, Wyoming to the east, Nevada and Utah to the south, and Washington and Oregon to the west. Idaho prior to European settlement was inhabited by Native American peoples, some of whom still live in the area. Forming part of the Pacific Northwest (and the associated Cascadia bioregion), Idaho is divided into several distinct geographic and climatic regions.
The Port of Lewiston, at the confluence of the Clearwater and the Snake Rivers is the farthest inland seaport on the West Coast at 465 river miles from the Pacific at Astoria, Oregon.
Idaho's highest point is Borah Peak, 12,662 ft (3,859 m), in the Lost River Range north of Mackay.
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".