Montana

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Montana
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodMontana Territory
Admitted to the UnionNovember 8, 1889 (41st)
Largest cityBillings
Largest metroBillings metropolitan area
Government
 • 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)
Population
 • Total1,062,305 (2,018 est.)[1]
 • Density7.09/sq mi (2.73/km2)
 • Median household income
$51,395 [2]
 • Income rank
37th
Language
 • Official languageEnglish
Trad. abbreviationMont.
Latitude44° 21′ N to 49° N
Longitude104° 2′ W to 116° 3′ W
Montana state symbols
Flag of Montana.svg
Seal of Montana.svg
Living insignia
BirdWestern meadowlark
ButterflyMourning cloak
FishWestslope cutthroat trout
FlowerBitterroot
MammalGrizzly bear
TreePonderosa pine
Inanimate insignia
FossilPetrified wood
GemstoneSapphire, Agate
SloganBig Sky Country
State route marker
Montana state route marker
State quarter
Montana quarter dollar coin
Released in 2007
Lists of United States state symbols

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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References[change | change source]

  1. "Montana: Population estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. January 14, 2019. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  2. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.