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Montana Facts

  • Capital City: Helena (pop.) 28,726 (2008 est.)
  • Montana Population: 1,005,141 (2012 est.) (44th)
  • Montana Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

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  • 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.
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  • 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)
  • Symbols

Montana Photographs

Bullwhacker Statue and Securities Building on Last Chance Gulch, Helena, Montana, USA

Bullwhacker statue in Helena...
by John & Lisa Merrill
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Montana Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Dillon Beaverhead 406
Hardin Big Horn 406
Harlem Blaine 406
Townsend Broadwater 406
Red Lodge Carbon 406
Ekalaka Carter 406
Great Falls Cascade 406
Fort Benton Chouteau 406
Miles City Custer 406
Scobey Daniels 406
Glendive Dawson 406
Anaconda Deer Lodge 406
Baker Fallon 406
Lewistown Fergus 406
Kalispell Flathead 406
Bozeman Gallatin 406
Jordan Garfield 406
Browning Glacier 406
Ryegate Golden Valley 406
Philipsburg Granite 406
Havre Hill 406
Clancy Jefferson 406
Stanford Judith Basin 406
Polson Lake 406
Helena Lewis and Clark 406
Chester Liberty 406
Libby Lincoln 406
Ennis Madison 406
Circle McCone 406
White Sulphur Springs Meagher 406
Superior Mineral 406
Missoula Missoula 406
Roundup Musselshell 406
Livingston Park 406
Winnett Petroleum 406
Malta Phillips 406
Conrad Pondera 406
Broadus Powder River 406
Deer Lodge Powell 406
Terry Prairie 406
Hamilton Ravalli 406
Sidney Richland 406
Wolf Point Roosevelt 406
Lame Deer Rosebud 406
Plains Sanders 406
Plentywood Sheridan 406
Butte Silver Bow 406
Columbus Stillwater 406
Big Timber Sweet Grass 406
Choteau Teton 406
Shelby Toole 406
Hysham Treasure 406
Glasgow Valley 406
Harlowton Wheatland 406
Wibaux Wibaux 406
Billings Yellowstone 406

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