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# Idaho State Capitol

The Idaho State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Idaho. Housing theIdaho Legislature, it is located in the state capital of Boise. The main building was completed by 1913. It is the only state capitol to be heated by a geothermal well.

The height of the capitol building is 208 feet (63 m) tall, coinciding with the state's area code(208), it being 208 feet tall has no signicance to the area code; being that phones were not widely used at the time it was constructed.

Locally, the building is referred to as
"The Statehouse."

## Local sandstone from east Boise's Table Rock quarry was used, as well as convict labor. The sandstone and marble Capitol was completed in 1920 at a cost of over \$2 million. The design of the building was modelled after the United States Capitol in Washington, DC.

The Idaho State Capitol is currently closed to the public for extensive renovations. Government offices have been temporarily moved to nearby state buildings. TheIdaho Legislature will meet in converted courtrooms in the old Ada CountyCourthouse until the renovations are completed in 2010[1].

208 is the natural numberfollowing 207 and preceding 209. It may be written as "two hundred eight" or "two hundred and eight".

## In other fields

• 208 is the heaviest stable isotope of any element (lead).
• 208 meters was the wavelength of Radio Luxembourg from 1951 to 1991.
• 208 Lacrimosa is a Main belt asteroid.
• The 208th Siberian Rifle Division was a Russian infantry division in the Red Army during World War II.
• Area code 208 for the US state of Idaho
• 208.80.152.2 is where en.wikipedia.org is.
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