Montana (MT)


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

Sports Teams: Find the best High School, College, League, and Professional sports teams of Montana State

Bordering States: The State of Montana has 4 neighbors namely, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. | List of US Regions

Area Codes: Montana Area Code 406

Zip Codes: Montana Zip Codes

Famous People: Find out all the information about the famous people born in Montana

State Symbols


Bird: Western Meadowlark | List of State Birds

Animal: Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)

State Fruit: Huckleberry

State Gemstone: Montana Agate and Sapphire

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”. Montana Flag was adopted in 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

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

Blank Outline Maps: Find printable blank map of the State of Montana , without names, so you can quiz yourself on important locations, abbreviations, or state capital.

City Guide:  Visit Montana City Guide for a look at geography, local history, architecture, and culture.


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:  House, Senate

Constitution:  Montana’s Constitution

Government Offices Directory:  Find all information here at the Montana government offices directory

Electoral College Votes: 3 votes

Vital Records: Find out all the information about the vital records for the state of Montana



  • 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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