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Many symbols of Montana can be found in our Montana coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Montana Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Montana OutlineState Name: Montana
State Nickname: The Treasure State
State Capital: Helena
State Governor: Steve Bullock
State Abbreviation: Mont.
2 letter Postal Code: MT
Area: 147,138 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Nov. 8, 1889
State #: 41
Borders: Canada, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho
Montana flagFlag Meaning: The state seal is centered on a blue rectangle. The seal displays a plow, pick and shovel on Montana soil. This symbolizes the state's agricultural and mineral opportunities.The state's natural beauty is portrayed by the Great Falls of the Missouri River and mountain scenery. The state motto (Oro Y Plata - Gold and Silver) appears on a banner below the seal. The flag was adopted in 1905.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 1
State Motto: Oro y plata (Gold and silver)
State Flower: bitterroot
State Bird: Western meadowlark
State Song: "Montana"
State Tree: ponderosa pine
State Mammal: Grizzly Bear
State Fish: Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout
State Butterfly: Mourning Cloak
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman, Butte-Silver Bow, Helena, Kalispell, Havre, Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, Miles City
Famous Residents:
- Gary Cooper, actor
- Chet Huntley, TV newsman
- Evel Knievel, daredevil
- Martha Raye, actress
Attractions: Ft. Peck Reservation, Custer Battlefield National Monument, Continental Divide, Glacier National Park, Blackfeet Reservation, Anaconda Reduction Works, Giant Springs, Great Falls of the Missouri, Medicine Rocks, Pompey's Pillar, Red Lodge Cooke Highway, Virginia City
Agriculture: barley, beef cattle, flaxseed, hay, sheep, sugar beets, wheat
Industries: farming, mining
Natural Resources: silver, copper, gold, oil, copper, zinc, lead, manganese, lumber

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