|Montana is one of the mountain states, bordering Canada on the North, North and South Dakota on the East, Wyoming on the South, and Idaho on the West. Montana became a state November 8, 1889 and is the 41st state. |
The name of the state is derived from a Spanish word meaning mountainout and was first used in 1864. Montana is called the Treasure State.
Capital City: Helena
Area: 147046 sq.mi, 4th Land
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Border States: Idaho - North Dakota - South Dakota - Wyoming
Constitution: 41st State
Economy: Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, barley, sugar beets, hay, hogs. Industry: Mining, lumber and wood products, food processing, tourism.
Highest Point: Granite Peak; 12,799 feet, 10th
Lowest Point: Kootenai River; 1800 feet, 47th
Motto: Oro y plata Gold and Silver
Nickname: Treasure State
Origin of state's name: Based on Spanish word for "mountainous"
Tree: Ponderosa Pine