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The capital of Montana is Helena.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Montana: MT
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "MONT" as the abbreviation for Montana. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "MT" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviation for Montana: Mont.
The pronunciation of Montana:
When the people of Montana refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Montana is in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Montana: "The Treasure State"; "Big Sky State"
State Motto: "Oro y Plata" (Gold and Silver)
State Bird: Western Meadowlark (sturnella neglecta)
State Tree: Ponderosa Pine (pinus ponderosa)
State Flower: Bitterroot (lewisia rediviva)
State Song: "Montana"
Statehood: Montana became the 41st state on Nov 8, 1889.
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|This page was last modified: 13 Sep 2015|
|By John Hall|