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About Montana

The mountainous, landlocked US state of Montana is situated in the western United States, south of the Canadian border and east of the Rocky Mountains. It borders the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan; the U.S. states North Dakota and South Dakota to the east, Wyoming to the south and Idaho to the west and southwest. The states nickname is "The Treasure State" on vehicle license plates you can also see "Big Sky Country".

Montana was acquired from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, it was explored by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805–06.
Admission to the Union on the 8th November 1889, it was admitted as the 41st state.

Montana occupies an area of 381,154 km² (147,042 sq mi), it is the fourth largest US state, compared it is somewhat larger than Germany or Japan.

In the western third of Montana there are numerous mountain ranges, the Rocky Mountains run through the state, smaller mountain ranges are scattered throughout Montana. Highest elevation in the state is Granite Peak with 3904 m (12,807 ft) located near the border with Wyoming.

Montana has a population of just about 1 million people (est. 2015). Capital city is Helena, largest city is Billings and largest metro area is Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 163,000.

The detailed map below is showing the US state of Montana with boundaries, the state capital Helena, major cities and populated places, streams and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

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Reference Map of Montana
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Map is based on a state map of The National Atlas of the USA.
Cities and Towns in Montana

The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Montana:

Largest cities in Montana with a population of more than 20,000:
Billings (104,000), Missoula (67,000), Great Falls (58,000), Bozeman (37,000), Butte (35,000), Helena (28,000), and Kalispell (20,000)
Population figures in 2014

Other cities and towns in Montana:
Anaconda, Baker, Big Timber, Broadus, Browning, Chester, Choteau, Circle, Colstrip, Conrad, Crow Agency, Culbertson, Cut Bank, Deer Lodge, Dillon, Drummond, East Glacier Park, Ekalaka, Eureka, Forsyth, Fort Benton, Fort Peck, Glasgow, Glendive, Grass Range, Great Falls, Jordan, Laurel, Lewistown, Libby, Livingston, Malta, Miles City, Morgan, Plentywood, Polson, Red Lodge, Roundup, Scobey, Shelby, Sidney, Terry, Thompson Falls, Three Forks, Townsend, Virginia City, West Yellowstone, White Sulphur Springs, Whitefish, Wibaux, and Wolf Point.
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