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State of Montana
Flag of MontanaOfficial seal of Montana
Anthem: Montana
Map of the United States with Montana highlighted
Map of the United States with Montana highlighted
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodMontana Territory
Admitted to the UnionNovember 8, 1889 (41st)
Largest cityBillings
Largest metroBillings metropolitan area
 • GovernorSteve Bullock (D)
 • Lieutenant GovernorMike Cooney (D)
LegislatureMontana Legislature
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. senatorsJon Tester (D)
Steve Daines (R)
U.S. House delegationGreg Gianforte (R) (list)
 • Total147,040 sq mi (380,800 km2)
 • Land145,552 sq mi (145,552 square miles (376,980 km2) km2)
 • Water1,491 sq mi (3,862 km2)  1%
Area rank4th
3,400 ft (1,040 m)
Highest elevation12,807 ft (3,903.5 m)
Lowest elevation
(Kootenai River at Idaho border)
1,804 ft (557 m)
 • Total1,068,778
 • Rank43rd
 • Density7.09/sq mi (2.73/km2)
 • Density rank48th
 • Median household income
 • Income rank
 • Official languageEnglish
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
USPS abbreviation
ISO 3166 codeUS-MT
Trad. abbreviationMont.
Latitude44° 21′ N to 49° N
Longitude104° 2′ W to 116° 3′ W
Montana State symbols
Flag of Montana.svg
The Flag of Montana.

Seal of Montana.svg
The Seal of Montana.

Animate insignia
Bird(s) Western meadowlark
Butterfly Mourning cloak
Fish Westslope cutthroat trout
Flower(s) Bitterroot
Mammal(s) Grizzly bear
Tree Ponderosa pine

Inanimate insignia
Fossil Maiasaura peeblesorum
Gemstone Sapphire, Agate
Slogan(s) Big Sky Country

Route marker(s)
Montana Route Marker

State Quarter
Quarter of Montana
Released in 2007

Lists of United States state insignia

Montana is a state in the United States. Its capital is Helena, and the largest city is Billings. Montana has many mountains in the western half of the state. Most of the eastern part of the state is prairie.

Montana and Canada share a 545-mile (877-km) part of the world's longest undefended (which means there are no soldiers or armies on either side) border. The state borders the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, more provinces than any other U.S. stateview more...

Underwater on Bermudas Montana Shipwreck  180 | National Geographic

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