Montana is a western state defined by its diverse terrain ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains. Its wide-open spaces include Glacier National Park, a vast wilderness preserve that passes into Canada. The park’s many snow-capped peaks, lakes and alpine hiking trails are showcased along its famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, stretching 50 miles.
State Capital: Helena.
Montana is the 4th biggest state in land area in the United States after Alaska, Texas, and California and the 3rd most sparsely populated state after Alaska and Wyoming. To the north, Montana shares a border with the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. The US states of Wyoming shares a border with Montana to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota to the East and Idaho to the west.
Montana's name comes from the Spanish word "montaña" which translates to "mountain" or "mountainous area. However, Montana has an average elevation of only 3400 feet - the lowest elevation among the US mountain states.
The famous Rocky Mountains stretches from British Columbia in the north west - south east direction into western Montana state, Wyoming, and Idaho.
On the eastern side of Montana, the landscape is however gently rolling where millions of sheep and cattle graze on its land with the minimal human settlement. This portion is part of the northern Great Plains which is shared with North, South Dakota, Wyoming and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta.
The state capital of Montana is Helena.
Montana's residents are scattered and stay relatively far from the markets for their products as well as from the United State's supplies and manufacturing hubs. Montana is famous for summer and winter sports as well as hunting and fishing. Residents are used to taking frequent long distance trip for socializing and entertainment.
Despite Montana's northern location, Montana is pretty much a Western state at heart. Montana joined the union as the 41st state in 1889 and was the union's leading copper-mining state. Nicknamed the "Treasure State", Montana has a lot of mineral wealth within its land.
The Main Cities in Montana
Below are the largest cities in the state of Montana and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Billing - 104,170
2.Missoula - 66,788
3. Great Falls - 58,505
4. Bozeman - 37,280
5. Butte-Silver Bow - 33,525
Famous Landmarks in Montana
Below are some of Montana’s most visited landmarks:
-The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument commemorates the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn, a deadly clash between the US Army and Sioux and Cheyenne Indians who were trying to preserve their way of life.
Tallest Buildings in Montana
Below are the tallest buildings in Montana:
-First Interstate Center is the tallest building in Montana. It was built in Billings in 1985 and rises 20 stories and 272 feet high.
1. First Interstate Centre (20 stories; 272 feet)
2. Crowne Plaza Hotel Billings (22 stories; 256 feet)
3. Wells Fargo Plaza (14 stories; 176 feet)
4. Cereal Food Processor Inc Building (12 stories; 141 feet)
5. Granite Tower (11 stories; 130 feet)
6. Northern Hotel(10 stories; 129 feet)
7. Liberal Arts Building (8 stories; 126 feet)
8. Yellowstone County Courthouse (8 stories; 108 feet)
9. US Bank Tower (8 stories; 104 feet)
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