Montana is a Rocky Mountain state located in the North-western United States.
Montana is bounded by North Dakota and South Dakota (E), Wyoming (S), Idaho (W), and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan (N).
Montana's expanse of the Great Plains partly contributing to the state nickname of " Big Sky Country ."
Much of Montana's western boundary is marked by the crest of the Bitterroot Range, part of the Rocky Mountains which dominate the western section of the state and along which runs the Continental Divide. Montana's very name is derived from the Spanish word montaña , meaning mountain country.
Modern-day Montana became Montana Territory in 1864 by the appointment of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and later became the 41st state in 1889.
The Montana state capital is Helena (nicknamed "Queen City of the Rockies"), hometown of the late Gary Cooper and Myrna Loy.
Billings and Great Falls are the largest cities; other important cities include Missoula and Butte.
The state's U.S. postal abbreviation is MT.
Montana is in the Mountain Time Zone in the United States of America (USA). US Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 7 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-7).
Current time now in Time Zone: America Denver (USA Mountain Time)
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