Montana is located in the Northern Rockies and Plains region in the northwestern United States. Map of Montana is the 4th largest state of the country covering an area of 147,040 square miles. With a population of 1,042,520 people, The state is the 44th most populous state in the country. The State’s Nickname is “Big Sky Country” and “The Treasure State”. The state motto is “Oro y Plata” (Spanish) “Gold and Silver”. Helena is the state capital of Montana.
In the early 19th century, Europeans began to arrive in the region. Montana was acquired from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803; it was explored by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805–06. Montana joined the Union on the 8th of November 1889 as the 41st state.
- Capital City: Helena (pop.) 28,726 (2008 est.)
- Montana Population: 1,005,141 (2012 est.) (44th)
- Currency: U.S. Dollar
- Language: English, others
- Largest Metro: Billings metropolitan area
- Largest Cities: (by population) Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Butte-Silver Bow.
- Name: Montana is from the Latin word “montaanus” – meaning mountainous.
- Statehood: November 8, 1889 (41st state)
Political Map of Montana
Montana is located in the Western region of the United States. The Political Map of Montana shares international borders with the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan to the north. The state of North Dakota and South Dakota to the east. Wyoming is to the south, Idaho is to the west and southwest. Helena is the state capital of Montana.
County Map of Montana
The County Map of Montana is divided into 56 counties. There are two unified city-counties in Montana named Anaconda with Deer Lodge County and Butte with Silver Bow County. Montana State Government is located in Helena. Beaverhead County is the largest county in Montana with Covering an area of 5,543 square miles. Silver Bow County is the state’s smallest county by area. With more than 155,000 inhabitants, Yellowstone County is the most populous county in the state.
Geography Map of Montana
Montana is the 4th largest state of the country covering an area of 147,040 square miles. It is located in the Northern Rockies and Plains region in the northwestern United States. It shares borders with North Dakota, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, British Columbia, Canada, and Alberta. The highest point in the state is Granite Peak at 3,904 m (12,807 ft). It is located in central south near the border with Wyoming.
Montana Geography Map features numerous mountains. some 100 smaller named mountain ranges are scattered throughout Montana. Some major mountains in the state include Granite Peak, Mount Wood, Castle Peak, Castle Mountain, Mount Cleveland, etc. Some major river valleys in the state are Big Hole Valley, Bitterroot Valley, Gallatin Valley, Flathead Valley, and Paradise Valley. The Yellowstone River is famous for its scenic beauty, it is the last major undammed river in the lower 48 states.
- Land Area: (land) 145,552 sq miles (water) 1,490 sq miles (TOTAL) 147,042 sq miles
- Bordering States: (4) Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming
- Counties: 56
- County: (largest by population) Yellowstone, 129,352
- Highest Point: Granite Peak, 12,799 ft.
- Lowest Point: is along the Kootenai River, south of the Canadian border (1,800 ft.)
Transportation Map of Montana
The major interstate highways of Montana are I-15, I-90, I-94, I-115, I-315. The largest airports are Billings Logan International Airport and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Railroads are an important method of transportation in Montana since the 1880s. Montana RailLink is the Class II railroad and Amtrak’s Empire Builder train crosses through the north of Montana.
Cities Map of Montana
Helena is the state capital of Montana. The largest cities in Montana is Billings (109,550), Missoula (74,400), Great Falls (58,700), Bozeman (48,500), Butte (34,300), Helena (32,300), and Kalispell (24,000).
Other cities and towns in Montana:
Anaconda, Baker, Big Timber, Broadus, Browning, Chester, Choteau, Circle, Colstrip, Conrad, Crow Agency, Culbertson, Cut Bank, Deer Lodge, Dillon, Drummond, East Glacier Park, Ekalaka, Eureka, Forsyth, Fort Benton, Fort Peck, Glasgow, Red Lodge, Roundup, Scobey, Shelby, Sidney, Terry, Thompson Falls, Three Forks, Townsend, Virginia City, West Yellowstone, White Sulphur Springs, Whitefish, Wibaux, and Wolf Point.