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Montana Facts and Symbols

Montana became the 41st state in 1889 and is the 44th largest state by population with almost 1 million residents. It is also the 4th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 147,042 square miles. Montana is home to Billings, which is the state's largest city with a population of approximately 100,000 people.

The name Montana came from a Spanish word meaning "mountainous."

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current Montana Governor, a state map, Montana members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the Montana State Quarter.

Montana State Quarter

Montana
State Quarter

(United States Mint Image)

         
 
         
 

Montana State Capital - Helena

State Nickname - The Treasure State

State Motto - "Oro y Plata" (Gold and Silver)

State Flower - Bitterroot

State Tree - Ponderosa Pine

State Bird - Western Meadowlark

State Butterfly - Mourning Cloak

State Fish - Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout

State Animal - Grizzly Bear

State Gemstones - Agate and Sapphire

State Fossil - Duck-billed Dinosaur

State Grass - Bluebunch Wheatgrass

Official State Web Site - www.mt.gov

 
 

Montana State Governor:

Brian Schweitzer

Office of the Governor
  Montana State Capitol Bldg.
P.O. Box 200801
Helena MT 59620-0801
Phone: (406) 444-3111
Fax: (406) 444-5529
 
 

Montana State Map:
(Click For Larger View)
Montana State Map - Click for Larger View

 

Montana State Congressional District Map:

Montana State Congressional District Map

 

Montana Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)

 

United States Senate (Montana Members):

  Max Baucus - (D-MT) Jon Tester - (D-MT)  
 

United States House of Representatives (Montana Members by District):

 

Dennis Rehberg - At Large

 
 

Montana State Song:

Montana
Lyrics by Charles Cohan
Melody by Joseph E. Howard

Tell me of that Treasure State
Story always new,
Tell of its beauties grand
And its hearts so true.
Mountains of sunset fire
The land I love the best
Let me grasp the hand of one
From out the golden West

Refrain:
Montana, Montana, Glory of the West
Of all the states from coast to coast, You're easily the best
Montana, Montana, Where skies are always blue
M-O-N-T-A-N-A, Montana I love you.

Each country has its flow'r;
Each one plays a part,
Each bloom brings a longing hope
To some lonely heart.
Bitterroot to me is dear
Growing in my land
Sing then that glorious air
The one I understand.

Repeat Refrain

         
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