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State of Montana
Flag of Montana State seal of Montana
Flag of Montana Seal
Nickname(s): Treasure State, Big Sky Country
Motto(s): Oro y plata (Gold and silver)
Map of the United States with Montana highlighted
Official language English
Capital Helena
Largest city Billings
Area Ranked 4th
 • Total 147,165 sq mi
(381,156 km2)
 • Width 255 miles (410 km)
 • Length 630 miles (1,015 km)
 • % water 1
 • Latitude 44°26'N to 49°N
 • Longitude 104°2'W to 116°2'W
Population Ranked 44th
 • Total 989,415[1]
 • Density 6.8/sq mi  (2.6/km2)
Ranked 50th
 • Highest point Granite Peak[2]
12,799 ft (3,901 m)
 • Mean 3,396 ft  (1,035 m)
 • Lowest point Kootenai River[2]
1,800 ft (549 m)
Admission to Union November 8, 1889 (41st)
Governor Steve Bullock (D)
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U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R)
Jon Tester (D)
U.S. House delegation List
Time zone Mountain:
ISO 3166 US-MT
Abbreviations MT

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. state.

To the east of Montana is North Dakota; to the southeast is a short border with South Dakota. In the south is Wyoming, and on the west and southwest is Idaho.

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  1. "Resident Population Data - 2010 Census". 2011 [last update]. Retrieved February 19, 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. 29 April 2005. Retrieved 2006-11-6. Check date values in: |accessdate=, |year= (help)