The state of Montana
is located in the northwestern United States and covers an area of 147,040 square miles (380,832 sq km). As of 2022, the estimated population is 1,122,867. The capital of Montana is Helena and its borders are shared by North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Canada. This unique state is home to rivers that flow into three different watersheds - the Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, and Hudson Bay. It straddles both the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains.
Montana became the 41st state on November
8th, 1889. In the late 1890s, vast deposits of copper were discovered and mining quickly became the primary economic driver for almost a century. Today, the economy is focused primarily on tourism. Montana is referred to as both the Treasure State and Big Sky Country and its motto is "Oro y Plata" which translates to Gold and Silver. The state bird is the Western Meadowlark, the state flower is the Bitterroot, and the official state song is simply titled “Montana”. Montana is represented by one seat in the House of Representatives out of 435 total. The time zone in Montana is Mountain, GMT-7 hours.
- City of Helena - official website of the city of Helena, providing municipal information and services
- Carroll College - a Catholic Liberal Arts College located in Helena, Montana
- Helena College University of Montana - a public 2-year college in Helena that promotes excellence in education and cultivates a diverse community of learners
- Montana Historical Society Museum - a museum that showcases the history and heritage of Montana with world-class exhibits
- Holter Museum of Art - a museum that inspires, connects, and heals the community through contemporary exhibitions and innovative arts programming
- Grandstreet Theatre - a prominent theatre in Helena that provides opportunities for arts education and live performances
- Helena Bighorns - a hockey team in Helena known for its strong fan base and competitive spirit