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About Montana

Rocky Mountain FrontFrom 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.

Quick Facts

November 8, 1889 (41st)
Nicknames "Treasure State" and "Big Sky Country"
Motto Oro y Plata
Capital City Helena
989,415 (2010 Census) (44th)
Land Area
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.


Montana State Seal Montana State Flag
State Seal State Flag
State Flower
Bitterroot (Lewisia redevia)
State Bird
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
State Tree
Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)
State Gemstones
Montana Sapphires & Montana Agates
State Grass
Bluebunch Wheatgrass (Agropyron spicatum)
State Fish
Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout (Salmo clarki)
State Animal
Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)
State Fossil
Duck-billed Dinosaur (Maiasaura pebblesorum)
State Song
"Montana" (words by Charles Cohen and music by Joseph Howard)
State Ballad
"Montana Melody" (words and music by Carleen & LeGrande Harvey)
State Butterfly
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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