*State Capital: Helena
*Description of flag: Officially approved in 1905, Montana's flag is adapted from colors once used by the state militia. The motto "Gold and Silver," or "Oro Y Plata" in Spanish, recalls Spain's onetime claim to the area. The state seal (centered) represents Montana's rugged scenery and pioneer history. The featured pick, shovel and plow are symbolic of mining and farming. The name Montana was added in 1981.
*State Flower: Bitterroot
*State Population: 1,024,929
*Estimated total Land Area of the state: 145,545,800
*State Logo/Motto: oro y Plata (spanish for gold and silver)
*Top 3 Major Industries: Montana's largest industries are agriculture (including both crops and livestock), travel and tourism, timber, and mining. Agriculture is an essential part of Montana's economy. It contributes over two billion dollars to the state annually. Of that two billion, livestock contributes about half.
*Year of Establishment: Montana was the 41st state to be admitted into the Union on November 8, 1889. For sixty years prior to establishment of the Territory of Montana in1864, seven different territories of the western United States governed the area that was to become Montana.
*Electoral votes that are allowed during a presidential Election: 3