13 Fun Facts about Montana, USA

Do you know, Montana is the 4th largest state in size in the USA but has a very low population that it ranks 44th in population among the USA states.

Do you know, Out of five entrances to Yellowstone National Park three are present in Montana only.

Do you know, the name “Montana” comes from a Spanish word meaning mountainous and Montana has around 50 mountain ranges making it home for most mountain ranges in the USA.

Montana has various nicknames like Big Sky Country and the Treasure State since it is rich in deposits of gold, silver, and copper.

Do you know, Montana is the only state in the U.S. with a Triple Divide, which allows waters to flow to Hudson Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean.

There are approximately 100 species of mammals, including elk, bighorn sheep, caribou, and bobcats found in Montana, making it most flora and fauna diversified state in the USA.

Do you know, the Yellowstone River is the longest free-flowing (undammed) river in the contiguous United States.

Missouri River begins in Montana at the “Three Forks” – the intersection of the Gallatin, Madison, and Jefferson Rivers making it scenic landscape in that area.

Have you heard about the famous ghost town Bannack which was founded in 1862 was the first capital of Montana Territory until the capital was moved to Virginia City.

In 1887, during a storm Montana observed the largest snowflakes about 15 inches wide.

The world’s finest sapphires called Yogo sapphires can only be found in Montana state of USA.

Fort Peck Reservoir, which have the world’s largest earthen dam and the world’s largest hydraulically filled dam on the Missouri river, lies in Montana state of USA.

The site with the most extreme temperature change recorded, Loma also lies in the Montana state of USA. The temperature change of 57 °C was recorded when the chinook wind blew the temperature rose from −54 to 49 °F (−48 to 9 °C)

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