Montana State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Montana as the 41st state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Montana.
State Name: Montana
Capital of Montana State: Helena
Date of Statehood: November 8, 1889
Montana State Population: 935,670 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Montana ranks high among the states in wheat and barley, with rye, oats, flaxseed, sugar beets, and potatoes as other important crops. Sheep and cattle are the major livestock raised in Montana.
Primary Industry: The primary industry in Montana is mining which consists of copper, lead, zinc, silver, coal, and oil as principal products.
Montana State Nickname: The Treasure State
Montana State Motto: Oro y plata (Gold and silver)
Montana State Flower:
Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)(Legislation of 1895)
Montana State Tree: Ponderosa Pine (Legislation of 1949)
Montana State Bird:
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)(Legislation of 1931)
Montana State Fish: Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1977)
Montana State Insect: Mourning Cloak Butterfly (Legislation of 2001)
Montana State Gemstone: Sapphire and Agate (Legislation of 1969)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Montana State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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Montana State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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