Montana (MT)

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Quick Facts

Capital City: Helena 

Abbreviation: MT 

Population (2019):  1,015,165; Rank: 44 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:  West

Admission to Statehood: November 8,1889 (41st State)

State Motto: Oro y Plata” which translated from Spanish means “gold and silver.”

State Nickname: The Treasure State

Origin of State Name: Based on the Spanish word montaña meaning “mountain”

Area Codes: Montana Area Code 406

Zip Codes: Montana Zip Codes




State Symbols


Bird: Western Meadowlark | List of State Birds

Flag:  Under the word “Montana”,on a blue field, is the state seal. The seal shows some of Montana’s beautiful scenery and tells what people were doing in pioneer times. The pick, shovel and plow represent mining and farming. In the background a sun rises over mountains, forests and the Great Falls of the Missouri river. A ribbon contains the state motto “Gold and Silver”. Flag adopted 1905 amended 1981.   Get this Flag

Flower: Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) | Other State Flowers

Soil: Scobey

Song:  “Montana” | Words by: Charles C. Cohan | Music by: Joseph E. Howard “Montana Melody” | Words by: LeGrande and Carleen Harvey | Music by: LeGrande Harvey. Other State Songs | Sheet Music

Tree:   Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) | Other State Trees

Quarter: American bison skull in the center with mountains and the Missouri River in the background. Montana Quarter | List of State Quarters



Montana on a US map



Area: 147,046 sq.mi (380,848, 4th

Land: 145,556 sq.mi. (376,989, 4th

Water: 1,490 sq.mi. (3,859, 26th

Largest Cities: Billings | Missoula | Great Falls | Bozeman | Butte | Helena | Kalispell | Havre | Anaconda | Miles City

Border States:   Idaho | North Dakota | South Dakota | Wyoming | List of US Regions

Highest Point: Granite Peak ; 12,799 feet, (3,901 m.), 10th tallest

Lowest Point:  Montana; 1800 feet, 46th lowest

Geographic Center:  Fergus, 11 miles west of Lewistown

National Parks:


Absolute Center: 47°1.9’N / 109°38.3’W.
Relative Center: Fergus, 11 miles west of Lewistown. Distance Between U.S. Cities


State Government

Governor: Greg Gianforte. (R)

Senators:  John Tester (D) Steve Daines (R)

Representatives:  HouseSenate

Constitution:  Montana’s Constitution

Electoral College Votes: 3 votes



  • Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, barley, sugar beets, hay, hogs.
  • Industry: Mining, lumber and wood products, food processing, tourism.

White Pages: Montana White Pages


Community and Technical Colleges: Montana Community Colleges

Nursing Schools: Montana

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