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MONTANA  
GREAT FALLS  
AREA (land) 145,552 sq miles (water) 1,490 sq miles (TOTAL) 147,042 sq miles
CAPITAL Helena
FAMOUS DATES Organized as territory: May 26, 1864 , Entered Union (rank): Nov. 8, 1889 (41), Present constitution adopted: 1972
LOCATION 46.596N, 112.020W
MEAN ELEVATION 3,411 ft
HIGHEST POINT Granite Peak; 12,799 feet, 10th
LOWEST POINT Kootenai River; 1800 feet, 47th
COUNTIES 56
COASTLINE  
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER approximately 12 miles to the west of Lewistown, in Fergus County
STATE FOSSIL  
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK  
STATE GEMSTONE Yogo Sapphire and Agate
STATE FLAG Under the word "Montana", on a blue field, is the state seal. The seal shows some of Montana's beautiful scenery and tells what people were doing in pioneer times. The pick, shovel and plow represent mining and farming. In the background a sun rises over mountains, forests and the Great Falls of the Missouri river. A ribbon contains the state motto "Gold and Silver". Flag adopted 1905 amended 1981
STATE COLORS  
STATE SEAL  
STATE SLOGAN Land Of The Big Sky, The Unabomber, Right-Wing Crazies, And Very Little Else
STATE MOTTO Oro y plata Gold and Silver
STATE SONG Montana
STATE TREE Ponderosa pine Pinus ponderosa
STATE BIRD Western Meadowlark
STATE ANIMAL Grizzly Bear
STATE FISH  
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Treasure State
STATE FLOWER Bitterroot Lewisia rediviva
BORDERING STATES Idaho North Dakota South Dakota Wyoming

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