Montana State
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Montana State collage of images.
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

Abbreviation:
MT

Capital:
Helena

Date of Statehood:
November 8, 1889

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.

Nickname:
The Treasure State

Motto:
Oro y plata (Gold and silver)

Flower:
Bitterroot (Legislation of 1895)
Picture of the Bitterroot, the official state flower of Montana.

Tree:
Ponderosa Pine (Legislation of 1949)

Bird:
Western Meadowlark (Legislation of 1931)
Picture of the Western+Meadowlark, the official state bird of Montana.
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Fish:
Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1977)

Insect:
Mourning Cloak Butterfly (Legislation of 2001)

Gemstone:
Sapphire and Agate (Legislation of 1969)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Montana.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Montana.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Montana.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Montana state.
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