Montana with the postal abbreviation MT is one among the 50 states in the United States, situated in the Western region of the country. The state is surrounded by South Dakota and North Dakota in the east, Idaho in the southwest and west, Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan in the north and Wyoming in the south. The wealth of the state is chiefly based on agriculture, as well as cereal grain farming and ranching. Other important economic activities comprise gas, oil, lumber, coal and hard rock mining and tourism, which is the fastest-increasing sector in the state. Millions of sightseers from different parts of the world visit Montana yearly, and they visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. Montana is the 4th most wide-ranging area, but 44th in the populace and the 48th most populous state among the 50 states of the country. The whole state contains several smaller island ranges that amount to a total of 77 ranges.
Montana was the 41st state admitted to the union on the 8th of November 1889. The total land area of Montana is 147,039 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 4 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 1,498 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 56 counties in Montana among which the Petroleum County was the most recent county formed in the state, in the year 1926.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Montana was 902,195. Among the counties of the Montana State, the most populous county is the Yellowstone County with the population of 147,972, and the Petroleum County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 494.
As of 2010, there are three State Electoral Votes in Montana. The State Quarter issue Date of Montana is January 29, 2007. The state motto of Montana is “Gold and Silver“.
Treasure State is the nickname of the state of Montana. The name of the state bird of Montana is the Western Meadowlark. Ponderosa pine is the state tree of Montana, and the Bitterroot is the state flower. Helena City is the state capital of Montana. The Billings City is the biggest of all cities in Montana by population, and the Anaconda city ranks first in total land area. The Helena city is the oldest city in Montana. The Montana State is served by a single area code, such as 406.
The geography of the state of Montana is roughly distinct by the Continental Divide, which divides the major part of the state into separate western and eastern regions. The majority of 100 or more named peak ranges of Montana are intense in the western part of the state, most of which is geographically and geologically the division of the Northern Rocky Mountains.