State Facts

 Montana State Facts
 
 Admission to Statehood: November 8,1889 (41st State)
Nickname: Treasure State

Motto:
Oro y plata: "Gold and Silver"

Area:
147,046 square miles
Fourth in land mass 145,557 square miles
Fourth in water 1492 square miles

Topography:  Mountains in the western one-third of the state; eastern two-thirds gently rolling northern great plains.
Highest Point: Granite Peak; 12,799 feet (10th highest in the nation)
Lowest Point: Kootenai River; 1800 feet
Geographic Center: Fergus, 11 miles west of Lewistown
Border States:  Idaho, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming


Capital City: Helena
Largest Cities: Billings, Butte, Bozeman, Helena, Missoula, Great Falls, Kalispell, Havre, Anaconda and Miles City
Population:  989,415 people (44th in the nation - 2010 cencus)

Agriculture:
Cattle, wheat, barley, sugar beets, hay, sheep
Industry: Tourism, Agriculture, Mining, Timber and wood products  

Animal: Grizzly Bear
Flower: Bitterroot
Tree: Ponderosa pine
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Fish: Cutthroat Trout

 
State Flag
 
 
Grizzly Bear