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|State of Montana|
|Nickname(s): Treasure State, Big Sky Country|
|Motto(s): Oro y plata (Gold and silver)|
147,165 sq mi |
|- Width||255 miles (410 km)|
|- Length||630 miles (1,015 km)|
|- % water||1|
|- Latitude||44°26'N to 49°N|
|- Longitude||104°2'W to 116°2'W|
|Number of people||Ranked 44th|
6.8/sq mi (2.6/km2)|
|Height above sea level|
|- Highest point||
12,799 ft (3,901 m)
|- Average||3,396 ft (1,035 m)|
|- Lowest point||
1,800 ft (549 m)
|Became part of the U.S.||November 8, 1889 (41st)|
|Governor||Steve Bullock (D)|
John Walsh (D)|
Jon Tester (D)
Montana is a state in the United States. Its capital is Helena, and the largest city is Billings. Montana has many mountains in the western half of the state. Most of the eastern part of the state is prairie.
Montana and Canada share a 545-mile (877-km) part of the world's longest undefended (which means there are no soldiers or armies on either side) border. The state borders the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, more provinces than any other U.S. state.
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