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State Facts

Full Name

State of Montana

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

November 8, 1889 (41st)

Population 2000 (Rank)

904,433 (44th)

Land Area (Rank)

145,552 square miles; 376,979 square kilometers (4th)

Capital

Helena

Postal Abbreviation

MT

State Nicknames

  • Treasure State,
  • Big Sky Country

Motto

Oro y plata (Gold and silver)

Song

“Montana” (music Joseph E. Howard, words by Charles C. Cohan)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Bitterroot
  • Tree: Ponderosa pine
  • Bird: Western meadowlark
  • Gems: Montana sapphire and agate
  • animal: Grizzly bear

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Cattle,
    • wheat,
    • barley,
    • sugar beets,
    • hay,
    • hogs
  • Industry:
    • Mining,
    • lumber and wood products,
    • food processing,
    • tourism