From the Rocky Mountains in the west to the Great Plains in the east, Glacier National Park in the north to Yellowstone in the south -- Montana is truly the last best place. Our diverse resources, history, and culture present a variety of business and recreation opportunities.
||November 8, 1889 (41st)
|Nicknames||"Treasure State" and "Big Sky Country"
|Motto||Oro y Plata|
||989,415 (2010 Census) (44th)
||147,046 Square Miles (4th)|
|Highest Point||Granite Peak -- 12,799 feet
|Lowest Point||Kootenai River at the Idaho Border -- 1800 feet
|Record High||117ºF at Glendive, July 20, 1893 and at Medicine Lake, July 5, 1937
|Record Low||-70ºF at Rogers Pass, January 24, 1954
|Bordering States & Provinces||North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan
Visit U.S. Census Quick Facts -- Montana for more information.
|State Seal||State Flag|
||Bitterroot (Lewisia redevia)
||Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
||Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)|
||Montana Sapphires & Montana Agates|
||Bluebunch Wheatgrass (Agropyron spicatum)|
||Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout (Salmo clarki)|
||Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)
||Duck-billed Dinosaur (Maiasaura pebblesorum)
||"Montana" (words by Charles Cohen and music by Joseph Howard)
||"Montana Melody" (words and music by Carleen & LeGrande Harvey)
||Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)