Montana is a state in the Northwestern United States. It is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan to the north; Idaho to the west; North Dakota and South Dakota to the east; and Wyoming to the south. The economy is primarily based on agriculture, including ranching and cereal grain farming.
About Montana in brief
Montana is a state in the Northwestern United States. It is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan to the north; Idaho to the west; North Dakota and South Dakota to the east; and Wyoming to the south. The western half of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges, while the eastern half is characterized by western prairie terrain and badlands. In all, 77 named ranges are part of the Rocky Mountains. The economy is primarily based on agriculture, including ranching and cereal grain farming. Other significant economic resources include oil, gas, coal, mining, and lumber. Montana’s fastest-growing sector is tourism; nearly 13 million annual tourists visit Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park,. Beartooth Highway, Flathead Lake, Big Sky Resort, and other attractions. Montana is one of the eight Mountain States, located in the north of the region known as the Western U.S. The name Montana comes from the Spanish word montaña, which in turn come from the Latin word montanea, meaning \”mountainous country\”. It is the fourth-largest state in. the United States after Alaska, Texas, and California; it is the largest landlocked U. S. state. About 60 percent of the state is prairie, part of. the northern Great Plains. The state’s topography is roughly defined by the Continental Divide, which splits much of the. state into distinct eastern and western regions. The Bitterroot Mountains, the Anac Range, the Garnet Mountains, and the Flint Creek Range divide the state from Idaho.
The front section of Montana’s northern section, where the mountains give way to the Rocky Mountain Front, is called the Lewis and Clark Front. The northern section of the Lewis & Clark Front is most pronounced in the Lewis Lewis Range, located primarily in Glacier National park. There they join the Hudson River, which ultimately empties into Hudson Bay. There are several rivers that flow into Canada, including the Mary Mary, Saint Mary, and Saint. Mary, Mary rivers, which flow north into Alberta, Mary Mary River, Saint. John River, and St. Mary River. The southern third of the Bitter root range blends into the Continental divide, which gives way to The Belly River, the Belly Mountain Range, and The Lewis andClark Range, which flows north into the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Montana has no official nickname but several unofficial ones, most notably \”Big Sky Country\”, \”The Treasure State\”, and \”The Last Best Place” The state is the eighth-least populous state and the third-le least densely populated state. It has an area of 147,040 square miles, slightly larger than Japan, and is the only state to border three Canadian provinces. It was named after the Montaña del Norte, the name given by early Spanish explorers to the entire mountainous region of the west. It borders North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, and Idaho.
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