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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Coeur d'Alene
Location in Kootenai County and the state of Idaho
Location in Kootenai County and the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 47°41′34″N 116°46′48″W / 47.69278, -116.78
Country United States
State Idaho
County Kootenai
Founded 1878
Incorporated 1887
 - Mayor Sandi Bloem
 - City 13.9 sq mi (35.2 km²)
 - Land 13.1 sq mi (34.0 km²)
 - Water 0.46 sq mi (1.2 km²)
Elevation 2,188 ft (667 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 41,328
 - Density 2,628.9/sq mi (1,058.6/km²)
 - Metro 131,507
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-16750
GNIS feature ID 0379485
Website: www.coeurdaleneidaho.org

Coeur d'Alene (pronounced /ˌkɝdəˈliːn/) is the county seat and largest city of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States.GR6 It is the principal city of the Coeur d'Alene Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 Census the population of Coeur d'Alene was 34,514 (2006 estimate: 41,328)[1]. The city is located about 30 miles east of Spokane, Washington, which combined with Coeur d'Alene and northern Idaho has population of about 600,000. Coeur d'Alene is also the largest city in the northern Idaho Panhandle. CDA logo (fair use) File links The following pages link to this file: College Democrats ... Image File history File links Kootenai_County_Idaho_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Coeur_d'Alene_Highlighted. ... Kootenai County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... For other uses, see Idaho (disambiguation). ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For other uses, see Idaho (disambiguation). ... List of 44 counties in the U.S. state of Idaho: Defunct Idaho counties Alturas County: A huge south-central Idaho county formed in 1864. ... Kootenai County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... The area code 208 is the area code for the state of Idaho. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Kootenai County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... For other uses, see Idaho (disambiguation). ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: , Country United States State Washington County Spokane Government  - Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area  - City  58. ... The Idaho Panhandle is the northern region of the US State Idaho which encompasses the ten northernmost counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Shoshone. ...

The city of Coeur d'Alene has grown significantly in recent years due in part to a substantial increase in tourism, encouraged by several resorts in the area. Barbara Walters called the city "a little slice of Heaven" and included it in her list of most fascinating places to visit. Also, Good Morning America recently broadcast the cities Christmas Lighting Ceremony because it's display is among the largest and best in the country. Coeur d'Alene is also located near two major ski resorts in Silver Mountain Resort to the east in Kellogg and Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort to the north in Sandpoint. Coeur d'Alene is located at the northern end of Lake Coeur d'Alene, a 30 mile long lake. Locally, Coeur d'Alene is known as the "Lake City," or simply called by its initials: "CDA". Tourist redirects here. ... Barbara Jill Walters[1] (born September 25, 1929[2]) is an American journalist, writer and media personality who has been a regular fixture on morning television shows (Today and The View), an evening news magazine (20/20), and on The ABC Evening News as the first female evening news anchor. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... Silver Mountain Resort is a ski area in the Silver Valley region in the Idaho Panhandle, just south of Kellogg and Interstate 90 in Shoshone County. ... Kellogg is a city located in Shoshone County, Idaho. ... Schweitzer Mountain Resort is a ski area in northern Idaho, 12 miles (19 km) northwest of the city of Sandpoint in Bonner County. ... Sandpoint Sandpoint is a city in and the county seat of Bonner County, Idaho, United States. ... Lake Coeur dAlene is located in northern Idaho. ...



Coeur d'Alene (pronounced by the locals as core da lane) is located at 47°41′34″N, 116°46′48″W (47.692845, -116.779910).GR1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.2 km². 34.0 km² of it is land and 1.2 km² of it (3.46%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...

Coeur d'Alene sits on the western edge of the Coeur d'Alene National Forest. The city is surrounded by forest, which contains several lakes and campgrounds. The Coeur dAlene is a U.S. National Forest located in the Idaho panhandle and is one of three forests that are aggregated into the Idaho Panhandle National Forest (the other two are the Kaniksu and St. ...

The elevation of the city is 2,180 feet (664 m) above sea level. The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ...


There is an average annual rainfall of 26 inches (660 mm) and an average annual snowfall of 50 inches (127 cm). The frost-free season runs about 120 days from mid-May to mid-September. The mean summer temperature is 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit (17.5 °C), and the mean winter temperature is 31.5 degrees Fahrenheit (–0.3 °C).[2]


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 34,514 people, 13,985 households, and 8,852 families residing in the city. However, the 2006 estimate is that Coeur d' Alene is home to nearly 50,000 residents. The population density was 1,014.9/km². There were 14,929 housing units at an average density of 439.0/km². The racial makeup of the city was 95.80% White, 0.22% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.70% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

There were 13,985 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93. Matrimony redirects here. ...

In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,001, and the median income for a family was $39,491. Males had a median income of $31,915 versus $21,092 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,454. About 9.3% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Coeur d'Alene Lake, in July.
Coeur d'Alene Lake, in July.

French traders allegedly named the local Indian tribe the Coeur d'Alene out of respect for their tough trading practices. Translated from French Coeur d'Alene literally means "heart of the awl" which might mean "sharp-hearted" or "shrewd." Others interpret "Heart of the Awl" to translate to "Eye of the Needle", perhaps referring to the narrow passage through which the lake empties into the Spokane River on its way to the Columbia. When General William Tecumseh Sherman ordered a fort constructed on the lake in the 1870's he gave it the name Fort Coeur d'Alene; hence the name of the city that grew around it. The name of the fort was later changed to Fort Sherman to honor the general. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 177 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Coeur dAlene Lake, July 2006. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 177 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Coeur dAlene Lake, July 2006. ... The Lake Coeur dAlene is 30 miles long, ranges from 1 to 3 miles wide and offers over 109 miles of shoreline for boaters and vacationers to explore and enjoy. ... Tribal flag The Coeur dAlene are a First Nations/Native American people who lived in villages along the Coeur dAlene, St. ... The Spokane River is a tributary of the Columbia River, approximately 100 mi (161 km) long, in northern Idaho and eastern Washington in the United States. ... Portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman by Mathew Brady William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, and author. ...

The Coeur d'Alene district has had a history of miners' disputes. Harry Orchard, who owned a share of the Hercules Mine in the nearby mountains before it began producing, and who later confessed to dynamiting a $250,000 mill near Wardner during a contentious 1899 miners' dispute, would also confess to a secret, brutal and little understood role in the Colorado Labor Wars before returning to Idaho to assassinate former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg. Harry Orchard was born Albert Horsley in 1867 in Ontario, Canada. ... The Hercules Mine was one of the richest silver mines in the Coeur dAlene Mountains in Idaho. ... The Couer dAlène Mountains are the northwestern-most portion of the Bitterroot Range, part of the Rocky Mountains, located in the panhandle of Idaho and westernmost Montana in the Western United States. ... Wardner is a city located in Shoshone County, Idaho. ... On July 11, 1892 miners in Coeur dAlene, Idaho commandeered trains, fired on scabs, and threatened to blow up nonunion equipment. ... Colorados most significant battles between labor and capital occurred primarily between miners and mine operators. ... Frank Steunenberg (August 8, 1861–December 30, 1905) was the governor of the U.S. state of Idaho from 1897 until 1901. ...


The city is home to North Idaho College, located next to Lake Coeur d'Alene, on the original site of Fort Sherman, the first settlement in the area. Located on the NIC campus is the Fort Sherman Museum, which gives the history of the Fort grounds. The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene Campus and Lewis-Clark State College Coeur d'Alene Campus are satellites of their respective institutions located a few hours to the south. They share a building on Northwest Boulevard near NIC. In partnership with NIC, many of UI and LCSC's classes are taught at NIC's facilities. North Idaho College is a community college located in Coeur dAlene, Idaho, right next to the lake. ... The University of Idaho is the states prominent institution of higher learning, located in the rural city of Moscow in Latah County. ... Lewis-Clark State College is a public undergraduate college located in Lewiston, Idaho. ...

The city has three High Schools: Coeur d'Alene HS (9-12) [1], Lake City HS (9-12) [2], and the Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy (6-12) [3]. In the spring of 2006, Coeur d'Alene HS and Lake City HS were authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy was started in 1999 by Dr. Bill Proser. In 2007 it was named National Charter School of the Year. In Coeur d'Alene, there are also four alternative high schools: Project CDA, The Bridge, Riverbend Professional Technical Academy, and the Juvenile Detention Center School. In addition, Coeur d'Alene has four Middle Schools: Woodland MS, Lakes MS, Canfield MS, and the Charter Academy. The public schools in Coeur d'Alene are a part of Idaho School District 271 [4].


Coeur d'Alene is accessed from Interstate 90 at Exits 12 though 15. The greater Coeur d'Alene area is almost entirely dependent upon private automobiles for transportation. Combined with the city's rapid growth since 1990, congestion now occurs on a significant portion of the area highways, notably U.S. 95 between Northwest Blvd. and Hayden, and on several under-developed arterial streets such as Atlas, Ramsey, and Government Way. On November 1, 2005, Coeur d'Alene added a free, basic public transportation system called Idaho City Link. The bus system currently operates 4 routes: Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ...

Urban Route A runs a clockwise beltway around Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, and Hayden.

Urban Route B is the same as Route A, but runs counter-clockwise.

Link Route runs from the new Riverstone development to the Coeur d'Alene Casino in Worley.

Rural Route links the casino with the small towns of Worley, Plummer, and Desmet.

The closest major airport serving Coeur d'Alene and North Idaho is the Spokane International Airport which is served by nine airlines and is located 40 miles to the west in Spokane, WA. Coeur d'Alene also has the Coeur d'Alene Air Terminal which is a general aviation airport located north of the city near Highway 95. The Idaho Panhandle is the northern region of the U.S. State of Idaho that encompasses the ten northernmost counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Shoshone. ... Spokane International Airport (IATA: GEG, ICAO: KGEG, FAA LID: GEG) is a public airport located five miles (8 km) southwest of the central business district of Spokane, a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States. ... Spokane is the county seat of Spokane County in the State of Washington. ... Coeur dAlene Air Terminal (FAA identification:COE) is an airstrip near Coeur dAlene, Idaho. ... The following highways are numbered 95: British Columbia Highway 95 New Brunswick Route 95 Interstate 95 U.S. Route 95 Colorado State Highway 95 Louisiana Highway 95 Maryland Route 95 M-95 (Michigan highway) Minnesota State Highway 95 Missouri State Highway 95 Ohio State Route 95 Oklahoma State Highway 95...


  • Coeur d'Alene is the home of Ironman Coeur d'Alene, which started in 2003. This Ironman Triathlon is held each year on the fourth Sunday in June and starts at the Coeur d'Alene resort as triathletes start their day with a 2.4 mile swim in Lake Coeur d'Alene, followed by a 112 mile bike, finishing with a 26.2 mile run.
  • Coeur d'Alene has become a destination for golf enthusiasts. The Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course is considered one of the best in the United States. Its 14th hole features the world's only movable floating green.
  • Iris DeMent's song, "Easy's Gettin' Harder Every Day", from her 1994 album, My Life, features a protagonist who laments that she will "never make it to Coeur d'Alene".
  • Listed as one of the places to visit in Patricia Schultz's book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.
  • In the book Walk Two Moons, Coeur d'Alene is a stop on the main character Salamanca Tree Hiddle's trip.
  • Coeur d'Alene is the birthplace of Seattle SuperSonics Point Guard Luke Ridnour.
  • Coeur d'Alene is one of the spots that Antagonist Morrison, used as a hide out and place to get some ammunition. This was in Tom Clancy's 4th book in the Net Force Series, Breaking Point (ISBN 0-425-17693-2). They hide out in an Aryan Nations compound (now destroyed) in Hayden (mentioned as Coeur D'Alene)
  • Coeur d'Alene was mentioned in Sam Bourne's novel: The Righteous Men as a spot that the main character quickly drove past. It is stated that Coeur d' Alene is the home of the Aryan Nations. However, the Aryan Nations' home was in nearby Hayden Lake, not Coeur d'Alene specifically. The compound is no longer in Hayden Lake due to a heated lawsuit and the bankruptcy of the Aryan Nations.
  • World War II flying ace Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington was born in Coeur d'Alene on December 4, 1912 and was a member of the AVG (Flying Tigers) and later the commander of the famous Black Sheep Squadron.
  • Coeur d'Alene is the fictional home of Lisa Kimmel Fisher (character played by actress Lily Taylor) from the HBO series Six Feet Under.

Swimmers cross the waters of Kailua-Kona Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii in the first leg of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Iris DeMent (born 5 January 1961) is an American country/folk singer and songwriter. ... 1,000 Places to See Before You Die is a 2003 travel book by Patricia Shultz. ... Walk Two Moons is a novel written by Sharon Creech and published in 1994 which won the 1995 Newbery Medal. ... For other uses, see Antagonist (disambiguation). ... For the member of the Irish folk band The Clancy Brothers, see Tom Clancy (singer) and for the American Celticist, see Thomas Owen Clancy. ... This article is about vectors. ... Aryan Nations flag Aryan Nations (AN) is an international white supremacist, Neo-Nazi organization that is affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. ... Hayden is a city located in Kootenai County, Idaho. ... Sam Bourne is the nom de plume of the British journalist Jonathan Freedland intended to distinguish his work in fiction from his journalism. ... The Righteous Men is a novel writen by Sam Bourne, an English journalist. ... Aryan Nations flag Aryan Nations (AN) is an international white supremacist, Neo-Nazi organization that is affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. ... Hayden Lake is a city located in Kootenai County, Idaho. ... Major Gregory Pappy Boyington (December 4, 1912 - January 11, 1988) was a fighter ace of the US Marine Corps in World War II. He flew with the American Volunteer Group (the Flying Tigers) before the entry of the United States into the war. ...

Sister cities

Coeur d'Alene is twinned with

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  • Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is at coordinates 47°41′34″N 116°46′48″W / 47.692845, -116.77991Coordinates: 47°41′34″N 116°46′48″W / 47.692845, -116.77991

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