Montana Listeni/mɒnˈtænə/ is a state in the Wastren region o the Unitit States. The state's name is derivit frae the Spaingie wird montaña (muntain).

State of Montana
Banner o Montana State seal o Montana
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): Big Sky Country, The Treasure State
Motto(s): Oro y Plata
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Montana heichlichtit
Offeecial leidInglis
Lairgest ceetyBillings
Lairgest metroBillings Metropolitan Area
AurieRanked 4t
 • Tot147,040[1] sq mi
(380,800 km2)
 • Width630 miles (1,015 km)
 • Lenth255 miles (410 km)
 • % watter1
 • Latitude44° 21′ N tae 49° N
 • Longitude104° 2′ W tae 116° 3′ W
PopulationRanked 44t
 • Tot1,032,949 (2015 est)[2]
 • Density6.86/sq mi  (2.65/km2)
Ranked 48t
 • Heichest pyntGranite Peak[3][4]
12,807 ft (3903.5 m)
 • Mean3,400 ft  (1040 m)
 • Lawest pyntKootenai River at Idaho border[3][4]
1,804 ft (557 m)
Afore statehuidMontana Territory
Admission to Union8 November 1889 (41st)
GovrenorSteve Bullock (D)
Lieutenant GovernorMike Cooney (D)
LegislaturMontana Legislature
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsJon Tester (D)
Steve Daines (R)
U.S. Hoose delegationGreg Gianforte (R) (leet)
Time zoneMountain: UTC -7/-6
AbbreviationsMT, Mont.

Montana is the fowert-lairgest in aurie, the 8t least populous, an the third-least densely populatit o the 50 U.S. states. The wastren hauf o Montana conteens numerous muntain ranges. Smawer island ranges are foond ootthrou the state. In aw, 77 named ranges are pairt o the Rocky Muntains. The eastren hauf o Montana is chairacterised bi wastren prairie terrain an badlands. Montana is mairchit bi Idaho tae the wast, Wyoming tae the sooth, North Dakota an Sooth Dakota tae the east, an the Canadian provinces o Breetish Columbie, Alberta, an Saskatchewan tae the north.

The economy is primarily based on agricultur, includin ranchin an cereal grain fermin. Ither signeeficant economic resources include ile, gas, coal, haurd rock minin, an lummer. The heal care, service, an govrenment sectors an aw are signeeficant tae the state's economy.

The state's festest-growin sector is tourism. Nearly 13 million tourists annually veesit Glacier Naitional Pairk, Yellowstone Naitional Pairk, Beartooth Highway, Flathead Loch, Big Sky Resort, an ither attractions.[5]


  1. "United States Summary: 2010, Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF) (PDF). United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. 41 (Table 18). Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  2. Census Estimate 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 National Geodetic Survey 2008.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Geological Survey 2001.
  5. Kendall, Lewis. "Montana tourist numbers down, spending up, report says". Bozeman Daily Chronicle (in Inglis). Retrieved 2018-06-21.

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Coordinates: 47°N 110°W / 47°N 110°W / 47; -110