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Montana Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Montana
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: MT
  • U.S. Region: Western United States
  • Admission to the Union: November 8th, 1889
  • Total Area: 147,039 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 1,084,225 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Helena, MT
  • Largest City: Billings, MT

33 Montana Facts

  1. Montana is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Montana was the 41st state to join the United States on November 8, 1889.
  3. Montana is in the western region of the United States.
  4. Montana is the 4th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 147,039.71 square miles or 3.86% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Montana's 147,039.71 square miles is 98.98% land and 1.02% surface water.
  6. Montana is ranked 4th with the most land area in the United States, with 145,545.80 square miles of land area.
  7. Montana is ranked 26th with the most water area in the United States, with 1,493.91 square miles of water area.
  8. Montana is the 44th most populated U.S. state with a population of 1,084,225 or 0.33% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Montana is the city of Helena.
  10. Montana is divided into 56 counties statewide.
  11. Yellowstone County is the most populated county in Montana
  12. The most populated city in Montana is Billings with an estimated 116,827 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Montana are Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman and Butte.
  14. A native or resident Montana is called a Montanan.
  15. Montana's average elevation statewide is 3,400 feet.
  16. Montana's highest elevation point is Granite Peak at 12,807 feet.
  17. Montana's lowest elevation point is the Kootenai River at 1,800 feet.
  18. Montana is all in the Mountain Time Zone (MT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Montana is MT.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Montana is US-MT.
  21. Montana is called the Treasure State and the Big Sky Country.
  22. The estimated median household income in Montana is $57,153.
  23. Montana is the 17th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $277,801.
  24. Montana is ranked 23rd on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Montana has the 10th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 40.2.
  26. Montana's average temperature is 44.18°F making it the 44th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Montana on average has 14.92 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 46th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Montana was 117 °F on Monday, July 5, 1937, at Medicine Lake, MT.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Montana was -70 °F on Wednesday, January 20, 1954, in Lincoln (Rogers Pass), MT.
  30. Montana's official state motto is "Oro y plata" (Spanish: Gold and silver).
  31. Montana's official state bird is the Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta).
  32. Montana's official state tree is the Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa).
  33. Montana's official state flower is the Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva).

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Montana on a Map of the United States of America

The state of Montana and its regional area on a Map of the United States of America.

The Official State Flag of Montana

The official state flag of Montana waving in the wind on a flag pole.

The Official State Seal of Montana

The official state seal of Montana that is used by the state's government.

Helena the state capital of Montana

Helena the capital city of Montana.

Billings, Montana, United States

Billings, Montana, United States of America.

Grinnell Lake At Glacier National Park

Grinnell Lake At Glacier National Park

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