Statehood: November 8, 1889, the 41st State.
Total Area: 4th
among States, 381,156 sq km (147,165 sq mi)
Water Area: 3,859
sq km (1,490 sq mi)
Highest Point: Granite
Peak 3,901 m (12,799 ft)
Total Population: 44th
2010 census - 989,415
Population Density in 2010: 6.8 people per sq mi
Distribution in 2000: 56.4%
Urban, 43.6% Rural
Gross State Product - $37.2 billion
Personal income per Capita - $34,004 (2010)
Largest cities in 2010:
Great Falls: 58,505
average square mile of land contains 1.4 elk, 1.4 pronghorn
antelope, and 3.3 deer.
out of Montana's 56 counties are considered "frontier
counties" with an average population of 6 or fewer people per
square mile. No state has as many different species of mammals as
National Park in southern Montana and northern Wyoming was the first
national park in the nation.
first luge run in North America was built at Lolo Hot Springs on
Lolo Pass in 1965.
The density of the state is six people per square
rivers and streams provide water for three oceans and three of the
North American continent's major river basins.
spring nearly 10,000 white pelicans with a wingspan of nine feet
migrate from the Gulf of Mexico to Medicine Lake in northeastern
Going to the Sun Road in Glacier Park is considered one of the most
scenic drives in America.
More than 6 million tourists
visit Yellowstone and Glacier national parks annually.
the approximately 100 species of
mammals in Montana are elk, black bears, grizzly bears, antelope, bighorn
sheep, mountain goats, moose, caribou, and mountain lions.
the United States Army Corps of
Engineers completed Fort Peck, one of the
largest earthfill dams in the world.
Battle of the Little Bighorn, fought
near Hardin in 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer and all his
command were killed by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors.