Montana: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Petr Novák

Montana is a state in the northwestern United States on the border with Canada. It is characterized by its large land area but relatively low population, making it the state with the second lowest population density after Alaska. The Rocky Mountains dominate the state, which is home to the highest number of grizzly bears in the United States.

Montana: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Map of Montana / Where is Montana?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information About Montana
  2. What to See in the State of Montana
  3. Fun Facts about Montana
  4. Montana Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Montana
  6. Food Prices in Montana
  7. State Symbols of Montana

Basic Information About Montana

What to See in the State of Montana

  1. Glacier National Park
  2. Yellowstone National Park
  3. Little Bighorn Battlefield
  4. Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman
  5. Whitefish Mountain Resort
  6. Montana State Capitol in Helena
  7. St. Helena Cathedral in Helena
  8. Mining Museum in Butte
  9. Lake McDonald
  10. Yellowstone River

For tips on other sights and places of interest in Montana, post them in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Montana

Date of Montana’s Entry into the Union

November 8, 1889 (41st in order)

State of Montana nickname

The Big Sky Country

The Highest Mountain in Montana

Granite Peak (3,904 metres)

Rivers in Montana

  1. Missouri River (3,770 km)
  2. Milk River (1,173 km)
  3. Yellowstone River (1,114 km)
  4. Kootenai River (781 km)
  5. Bighorn River (742 km)

Airports in Montana

  1. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
  2. Billings Logan International Airport
  3. Missoula International Airport
  4. Glacier Park International Airport
  5. Great Falls International Airport

Montana Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): no team
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (football): no team
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): no team

Universities in Montana

  • University of Montana

ZIP Codes


Weather in Montana | Average Temperatures in Montana | Average Precipitation in Montana

Montana Weather

Montana is one of America’s largest states, so the weather varies from region to region. Generally speaking, the western part tends to be cooler with its mountains and valleys.

The average temperature in Montana in winter is -2 °C. It is in this state that the lowest temperature of all 48 continental states was measured, dropping to -57 °C in 1954. Snow cover is quite common in Montana, and there are even places at higher elevations where it snows every month of the year. Snowstorms are to be expected and can hit any time from September to April.

Summers tend to be relatively cold, with average temperatures just above 20 °C. The nights are even colder.

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Largest Cities in Montana

# City Population Map
1 Billings 10,417 Show on Map
2 Missoula 66,788 Show on Map
3 Great Falls 58,505 Show on Map
4 Bozeman 37,280 Show on Map
5 Butte 34,190 Show on Map
6 Butte-Silver Bow 33,525 Show on Map
7 Helena 28,190 Show on Map
8 Calispell 19,927 Show on Map
9 Anaconda 9,417 Show on Map
10 Havre 9,310 Show on Map

Food Prices in Montana

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $7.00
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $3.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.17
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.83
  • Milk (1 l): $1.04
  • Bread (500 g): $2.36
  • Rice (1 kg): $5.51
  • Egg (12 pcs): $2.50
  • Cheese (1 kg): $17.64
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $12.13
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $26
  • Apples (1 kg): $3.31
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.46
  • Oranges (1 kg): $4.41
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $2.20
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $4.40
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.70
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $5.00
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $10.00

Grocery prices in the city of Helena valid in January 2021. Take them as a guideline, prices vary considerably from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Montana Flag | Montana State Emblem

State Symbols of Montana

  • Gemstones: sapphire, agate
  • Fossils: mayasaur
  • Hymn: Montana
  • Flower: Montana perennial
  • Butterfly: aspen ladybird
  • Pronoun: Treasure State
  • Bird: Western Wolfhound
  • Fish: Yellowthroat Trout
  • Mammal: grizzly bear
  • Tree: heavy pine

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