|Montana is one of
states, bordering Canada on the North, North and South
Dakota on the East,
Wyoming on the South, and Idaho on the West. Montana
became a state
November 8, 1889 and is the 41st state.
The name of the state is
derived from a
Spanish word meaning mountainout and was first used in
is called the Treasure State.
Area: 147046 sq.mi, 4th Land
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Border States: Idaho - North Dakota - South Dakota -
Constitution: 41st State
Economy: Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, barley, sugar
beets, hay, hogs.
Industry: Mining, lumber and wood products, food processing,
Highest Point: Granite Peak; 12,799 feet, 10th
Lowest Point: Kootenai River; 1800 feet, 47th
Motto: Oro y plata Gold and Silver
Nickname: Treasure State
Origin of state's name: Based on Spanish word for
Tree: Ponderosa Pine