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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Helena // state code ISO: MT ; FIPS: US30
    surface: 376356 = 146455 sq.mi // rank in USA: 4 // location: North West Mountain state
    climate: colder, continental climate with low humidity
    entered USA as 41st state on: 1889-11-08
    administrative division: 56 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 902,195
    population density 2000: 2 per = 6 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 12,9%
    main ethnic groups: white 90,6%; Native American/Nat. AK 6,2%; other 3%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: wheat, barley, sugar beets, hay, oats
    livestock (million): cattle: 2,6 / pigs: 0,155 / poultry: 0,46 (excl. broilers) / sheep: 0,36
    timber/lumber: Douglas fir, pines, larch
    chief industries: agriculture, timber, mining, tourism, oil & gas
    chief industrial products: food products, wood & paper products, primary metals, printing & publishing
    chief mining products: copper, gold, portland cement, palladium, sand & gravel
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Granite Pk. 3901 m = 12799 ft
    other mountains: Mt. Wood 3859, Silver Run Pk 3810, Tumble Mt. 3452, Koch Pk 3440, Crazy Pk 3423
    lowest point in the state: ca 580 m along the eastern border
    lakes: Flathead Lake, Medecine Lake
    artificial lakes: Fort Peck Lake, Canyon Ferry Lake, Hungry Horse Res., Lake Koocanusa, Lake Elwell
    rivers: Missouri, Yellowstone, Clark Fork
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Treasure State
    motto: Oro y Plata (Gold and silver)
    song: Montana
    flower: Bitterroot // bird: Western meadowlark // tree: Ponderosa pine
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.02 by Jan Lahmeyer
    1999/2003 "populstat" site: Jan Lahmeyer