The US state of Montana is located in the country’s northwestern region. Nicknamed “The Treasure State,” “Big Sky Country,” “The Last Best Place,” and “The Treasure State,” the state was admitted to the union back on November 8, 1889, which made it the fourth state to be admitted. The capital city of the state is Helena, the largest city is Billings, and the population estimate from 2017 say that Montana is home to about 1,050,493 people. Like any other state in the US, Montana has a number of state symbols such as the flag, the state flower, and the state animal. The official state flower of Montana, which was chosen back in 1895, is the Bitterroot with the scientific name Lewisia rediviva.
Facts About Montana State
- Montana’s nickname is Treasure State.
- Montana state is located between 46.596N, 112.020W of Northern U.S.
- Montana’s border States include Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming.
- Montana’s economy depends upon, Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, barley, sugar beets, hay, hogs; Industry: Mining, lumber and wood products, food processing, tourism.
- The total area of Montana state is 147,046 square miles.
- Historical Sites in Montana include Custer Battlefield National Monument in Hardin, Museum of the Plains Indians in Browning, Fort Union Trading Post, and Grant-Kohr’s Ranch National Historic Sites.
- Points of Interest in Montana are Glacier National Park on the Continental Divide and Yellowstone National Park.
- The climate is a modified North Pacific maritime climate in the West and the cold continental climate in the Eastern part of the state. Montana is dry and, therefore, neither oppressively hot nor oppressively cold.
- Billings College of Technology – Montana State University, Helena College of Technology – The University of Montana, Montana State University – College of Technology-Great Falls are some of the few popular Universities.