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Ratification or Admission:  November 8, 1889 (41st)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1972
State Abbreviation:  MT
State Capital:  Helena
Largest City - Population:  Billings
Origin of the Name:  A Latinized Spanish word, meaning– place of mountains.
State Motto:  “Oro y plata” (Gold and silver)
State Nickname:  Treasure State
State Song:  “Montana” | Lyrics: Charles C. Cohan | Music: Joseph E. Howard
State Animal:  Grizzly Bear
State Bird:  Western Meadowlark
State Fish:  Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout
State Flower:  Bitterroot
State Fruit:  None
State Gemstone:  Montana Agate / Sapphire
State Insect:  Mourning Cloak
State Mineral:  None
State Tree:  Ponderosa Pine
State Flag:  On a blue background is the state’s steal, and above is the word “Montana” in all capitals. The seal shows some of Montana’s beautiful scenery and tells what people were doing in pioneer times. The pick, shovel and plow represent mining and farming. In the background a sun rises over mountains, forests and the Great Falls of the Missouri river. A ribbon contains the state motto “Gold and Silver”.


barley, cattle, hay, sheep, wheat, wood, wool.

coal, copper, gemstones, gold, natural gas, petroleum, platinum-palladium, silver, zinc.

chemicals, food processing, lumber products.

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