- Capital City: Helena (pop.) 28,726 (2008 est.)
- Montana Population: 1,005,141 (2012 est.)
- Montana Population: (per square mile)
- U.S. State Populations: (all states)
- Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)
all u.s. currency (banknotes)
- Montana Quarter The first commemorative quarter
released in 2007 honors Montana. It is the 41st coin in the United
States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.
Montana, nicknamed "Big Sky Country" was admitted into the
Union on November 8, 1889, becoming our Nation's 41st State. The quarter
features a bison skull above the Montana landscape with the inscription
"Big Sky Country". The other inscription are "Montana" and "1889".
The bison skull is sacred to many of Montana's American Indian
tribes. It is a powerful symbol and can be seen across the State on
schools, businesses and license plates. The skull represents the rich
native traditions of Montana. Montana became a destination for fur
trappers followed by gold prospectors. Cattle ranchers also settled in
Montana. "Big Sky Country" is a reminder to the Montana residents of
its open lands and pioneering ways.
- Land Sizes
- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Butte-Silver Bow, Bozeman, Helena
- Name: The name Montana is from the Latin word "montaanus" - meaning mountainous.
- Statehood: November 8, 1889 (41st state)