Montana State of America

Montana, 41st State
“Oro y Plata”
(Gold and Silver)
  • Name (Spanish): “montaña”; “mountanious region”.
  • Governor: Stephen Clark Bullock (Democratic Party)
  • Capital: Helena
  • Population:  1,086,760 (2020), (44th most populous)
  • Location: Montana is located north of Western United States.
    1. North: Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia (Canada),
    2. East: North Dakota and South Dakota,
    3. South; Wyoming and Idaho,
    4. West: Idaho.
  • Area: 380,848 km2/147,046 mi2, 4th by rank
  • Postal Abbreviation: MT
  • Admitted to Union: November 8, 1889
  • Official language: English
1.       State’s Symbols
  • State Soil: Scobey Soil Series
  • State tree: Ponderosa Pine
  • State Grass: Bluebunch Wheatgrass
  • State flower: Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout
  • State food: none
  • State Animal: Grizzly Bear
  • State Fish: Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout
  • State Amphibian: none
  • State Dinosaur: none
  • State Reptile: none
  • State Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • State Horse: none
  • State Butterfly: Mourning Cloak Butterfly
  • State Fossil: Duck-billed Dinosaur
  • State Rock: none
  • State Gemstone:
    1. Montana Agate
    2. Sapphire
  • State mineral: none
  • State Song: “Montana”
  • State Lullaby: “Montana Lullaby”
  • Poet Laureates: Melissa Kwasny and M.L. Smoker
  • State Dance: none
  • State Cowboy Hall of Fame: Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center
  • State Ballad: “Montana Melody”
  • State Arboretum: U of MT Missoula Campus
  • State Firearm: none
  • State Ship: none
2.      Geography Facts
  • Land: 376,989  km(145,556 mi2), 4th
  • Water: 3,859  km(1,490  mi2), 26th
  • Shoreline: 1,520 mi, 2446 km
  • State Forests: 7
  • State Parks: 53
  • Water: 1.0%
  • Largest city (by area): Billings (112.7 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Billings (109,868 people)
  • Lowest point: Montana; 1800 feet, 46th lowest
  • Highest point: Granite Peak; 12,799 feet, (3,901 m.), 10th tallest
3.        Facts about Montana
  • Montana is also known as the seedstock capital of the world.
  • Montana has the largest Grizzly Bear population in the lower 48 states.
  • Montana has the largest area among other landlocked States.
  • Montana has the largest migratory elk herd in the USA, and it is home to over 8,000 moose populations.
  • Montana has the largest T-Rex specimen (thirteen) in the world.
  • Montana has the largest dinosaur fossil collections in the world. It also has a giant Tyrannosaurus skeleton known as “Tufts-Love Rex”. It is one the largest intact T.Rex skeletons ever found and one of the 15 in the world.
  • Montana has the largest variety of mammals in the USA. There are about 100 species of mammals, including bobcat, bighorn sheep, elk, and caribous.
  • Montana has the largest (fifteen inches) snowflakes in the history of the world.
  • Montana is the first state to have a woman elected to the U.S. Congress. She was Jeannette Rankin from Missoula in 1916.
  • Montana is the only state to have its jewel (Sapphire) included in British crown jewels.
  • Montana is the only state to have more cows (2.6 million) than people (1.08 million).
  • Montana’s first capital was Virginia City, and then in 1875, the capital was moved to Helena.
  • Montana offers charming locations and scenes for nature admirers and lovers.
  • It is a popular spot for lovers of the great outdoor games. It offers winter sports, water sports, hiking, biking, and more.
  • Nickname/s: Big Sky Country, The Treasure State, Bonanza State, Land of the Shining Mountains, Stubbed-Toe State, The Headwaters State.
  • Key Cities: Billings, Helena, Great Falls, Missoula, Bozeman
  • Major industries: Agriculture, service, tourism, timber, mining, manufacturing.
  • Famous for: Glacier Park, Yellowstone Park, Bighorn Mts., Wildlife
  • Area code: 406
4.       Natural Resources
  • Agriculture:
    1. Grain
    2. Sugar beets
    3. Potatoes
    4. Fruit
    5. Barley
    6. Wheat
  • Livestock:
    1. Beef cattle
    2. Sheep
    3. Hogs
  • Livestock products:
    1. Seedstock
    2. Meat
    3. Milk
    4. Oleomargarine
    5. Gelatin
    6. Marshmallows
  • Wildlife:
    1. Grizzly bears
    2. Rocky Mountain goats
    3. Bighorn sheep
    4. Moose
    5. Gray wolves
  • Mining:
    1. Talc (mineral for cosmetics)
    2. Copper
    3. Gold
    4. Silver
    5. Garnets
    6. Sapphires
    7. vermiculite
    8. Clay and gravel
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Fossil fuel:
    1. Petroleum
    2. Natural gas
    3. Coal
5.        Mountains

              Mountain Ranges: 100 (named) 

              Best Mountains to Visit:
  • Divide Mountain
  • Mount Grinnell
  • Holland Peak
  • Flinsch Peak
  • Trapper Peak
  • Triple Divide Peak
  • Rising Wolf Mountain
  • Stanton Mountain
  • Allen Mountain
  • Mount Oberlin
6.       Divisions
  • 56 Counties
  • 53 Cities
  • 76 Towns

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