|State of Montana|
|Governor||Greg Gianforte (R)|
|Time zone||Mountain Standard Time (UTC−7)|
|Joined||8 november 1889|
|Nickname||Treasure State, Big Sky Country|
Montana is one of the states of the United States. The capital is Helena and the standard abbreviation is “MT”. The name Montana comes from the Spanish word montaña, which means “mountain” or more commonly “the mountains”. The official nickname is “Treasure State” but often the state is also called “Big sky country”.
The area now called Montana was originally settled by Native American tribes. After that, the region was in French hands for a long time. Most of the state was acquired by the United States through President Thomas Jefferson ‘s Louisiana Purchase. The rest followed in 1846 when a treaty to this effect was made with the English (see Oregon Territory). In 1862 gold was found in the mountains to the west, which led to a gold rush in the vicinity of the town of Bannack. At the same time, large ranches were set up on the grasslands to the east. Also, the Northern Pacific Railroadconstructed, right through the area of the Lakota. The forced construction under military protection, the railway had already been christened “Centennial Line” and had to be completed by the centenary of the US, left little room for diplomacy.
The Indians fiercely resisted taking their land. Known is the battle of the Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876, in which Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer was killed. On November 8, 1889, Montana formally became the 41st state of the United States.
According to JIBIN123.COM, the state of Montana covers 381,156 km², of which 377,295 km² is land. This makes it the 4th largest state in the United States of America, after Alaska, Texas and California. Sixty percent of the state is occupied by the Great Plains, making the east relatively flat. The west is dominated by the Rocky Mountains. The highest point is the top of Granite Peak (3901 m). The main river is the Missouri, which has its source in this state. Major lakes in Montana include Fort Peck Lake and Flathead Lake.
Montana is very rich in natural beauty. Examples include Glacier National Park and the Pompey’s Pillar discovered by William Clark on July 25, 1806.
Montana is bordered by Canada to the north, Idaho to the west, North and South Dakota to the east, and Wyoming to the south. The state belongs to the Mountain time zone.
Demography and Economics
Montana had 902,195 inhabitants (2.4 per km²), at the end of 2011 the state reached the cape of 1 million inhabitants. The largest city is Billings; some other larger cities are Bozeman, Missoula, Butte and Great Falls. There are extensive Indian reservations in the state.
The state’s gross product was $23 billion in 2001.
According to COUNTRYAAH, Montana is divided into 56 counties.
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|Lewis and Clark||59.998||Helena||28.726|
|Meagher||1900||White Sulphur Springs||967|
|Sweet Grass||3807||Big Timber||1801|
Stuntman Evel Knievel was born in Butte (Montana) and every year the Knievel days are held in this city with motorcycle stunts in his memory.
The executive branch of the state is headed by a governor, who is directly elected by the voters in the state. The 2020 governorship election was won by Greg Gianforte of the Republican Party. He took office as governor of Montana in January 2021.
The legislature is made up of the Montana House of Representatives (Montana House of Representatives) with 100 members and the Montana Senate (Montana Senate) with 50 members. Republicans have a majority in both houses.