Montana became the 41st state on Nov 8th 1889. Montana is commonly known as the Treasure State which is a reference to the states mining history.
Origin of state's name: The name Montana is taken from a Spanish word for "mountainous".
Population: The states population is in excess of 900,000 based on the last census of 2000.
Capital City; The capital city of Montana is Helena which is known as the "Queen city of the Rockies" and the state is surrounded by the following four states, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Idaho.
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Economy: The state is famous for mining, hence the nickname "the treasure State". The economy is also driven by lumbar production, food processing, electrical products manufacture. The state also grows substantial quantities of oats, barley and some corn and cattle and dairy production provide and influx of money to the economy of this beautiful state.
State flower: The state flower is the Bitterroot or Lewisia rediviva which has a characteristic beautiful deep pinkish flower during the spring and summer months.
This beautiful flower grows in the mountain areas throughout the state.
State Bird: The state bird is the Western Meadow Lark which is also the state bird of Oregon, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming. The Meadow Lark is noted for its shyness and its square tail.
State Song: The state song is "Montana" which sings high praise to the beautiful state. The lyrics have references to the blue skies, the majestic mountains and the fact that this is known as the Treasure State.
State Motto: The state motto is "gold and silver" a reference to the Treasure States mining history.