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Welcome to Montana and a brief overview of The Treasure State.

Montana is one of the Rocky Mountain States and is located in the northwestern part of the 48 "conterminous" states. It's bordered by Canada on the north and Idaho and Wyoming on the south. Montana is bordered by North and South Dakota on the east and by Idaho on the west.

Montana among the states

  • Statehood: November 8, 1899 (41st state)
  • Abbreviation: Mont. (traditional), MT (postal)
  • Capital: Helena.
  • Size: 47,046 square miles, includes inland water (4th)
  • Coastline: None.
  • Spanish motto: Oro y Plata (Gold and Silver)
  • State bird: Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) adopted 1931.
  • State flower: Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) adopted 1895.
  • State songs:
    • "Montana", lyrics by Charles Cohan, Melody by Joseph E. Howard, adopted 1945.
    • "Montana Melody", words by Carleen and LeGrande Harvey, music by LeGrande Harvey, adopted 1983.
  • State tree: Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) adopted 1949.

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