- U.S. State: Montana
- Abbreviation: MT
- Joined the USA: November 8th, 1889 (41st State)
- Located: Western United States
- Capital City: Helena, MT
- Most Populated City: Billings, MT
31 Montana Facts for Kids
- Montana is a state in the United States of America.
- Montana became a U.S. State on Friday, November 8th, 1889.
- Montana was the 41st state to join the United States.
- The U.S. state of Montana covers 147,040 square miles.
- Montana is the 4th largest state by area in the United States.
- In 2019, the population of Montana was estimated to be 1,069,000 residents by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- In 2019, Montana was the 43rd most populated state in the United States.
- A person who is from or lives in Montana is called a Montanan.
- The capital city of Montana is Billings.
- The three most populated cities in Montana are Billings, Missoula and Great Falls.
- The largest city by population in Montana is Billings.
- The largest metropolitan area in Montana is the Billings metropolitan area.
- The U.S. state of Montana has 56 counties.
- The most populated county in Montana is Yellowstone County with 161,300 residents (2019, U.S. Census Bureau).
- The largest county by area in Montana is Beaverhead County with 5,543 square miles.
- The highest elevation point in Montana is Granite Peak at 12,807 feet above sea level.
- The lowest elevation point in Montana is the Kootenai River at 1,804 feet above sea level.
- The average precipitation (rain and snow) in Montana is 14.9 inches.
- Montana is the 46th wettest state by precipitation (rain and snow) in the United States.
- The average temperature in Montana is 44.1 °F.
- Montana is the 44th warmest state in the United States.
- The warmest temperature ever recorded in Montana was 117 °F on July 5th, 1937.
- The coldest temperature ever recorded in Montana was -70 °F on January 20th, 1954.
- A couple natural disasters that can affect Montana are blizzards and wildfires.
- Montana is in one time zone, Mountain Time Zone (MT).
- The USPS abbreviation for Montana is MT.
- Montana is also known as Big Sky Country and the Treasure State.
- The motto of the U.S. state of Montana is “Gold and Silver”.
- The official state flower of Montana is the bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva).
- The official state tree of Montana is the ponderosa tree (Pinus ponderosa).
- The official state bird of Montana is the western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta).
Pictures of Montana
A picture of the flag of the U.S. state of Montana.
A picture of Helena, the capital city of Montana.
A picture of Billings, the largest city in Montana.
Additional Resources on Montana
- About Montana – Discover more about the U.S. state of Montana on the National Geographic Kids website.
- History of Montana – Learn about the history of Montana on the Montana State Government website.
- Facts About Montana – Find more facts about Montana on the Visit Montana website.
- Montana – Wikipedia – Read this detailed article about the U.S. state of Montana on the Wikipedia website.