Montanan is situated in the Northwestern United States. It has a lot of nicknames like, “The big sky country”, “the treasure state”, “the land of shining mountains” etc. It has a total area of 147,040 square miles or 380,800 km2 and population 105,493 people as per 2017 estimates. Map of Montana is the 4th largest state in terms of area yet falls under the list of least populous states in the list, as oblivious now it also is not a densely populated state. State’s economy prevails primarily on agriculture, ranching, and cereal grain making. Tourism sectors are growing fast here. State experiences a footfall of around 13 million people, who come here to visit a variety of places like the yellow stone national park, big sky lounge, flathead lake etc.
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Montana is situated in the north of western United States, is one of the Mountain States. Its surrounding states are, South Dakota and North Dakota in the east, Idaho in the west, Wyoming in the south and three Canadian provinces in the north which are British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Most part of Montana is covered with mountains it has around 100 or above, named mountain ranges which are a part of the Northern Rocky Mountains.
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In between these mountain ranges, there are a number of river valleys like Bitterroot Valley, Paradise Valley, and the Big Hole Valley. State’s 60% area is prairie which is part of the northern Great Plains. Prairie land is spread across central and eastern parts of the state.
Climatic conditions in Montana are identified as unpredictable and extreme. Especially the winters which are said to be bitterly cold. It is because of its location in the extreme north its weather is extremely diverse and can vary unpredictably. Annual snowfall in Montana can reach up to 300 inches in the Rocky Mountain range.
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The west part is said to experience a milder climate as compared to east. May to July is rainy months of Montana. Rainfalls here are light in starting but around August heavy hailstorms and thunderstorms stars to roam around the state.
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Snowmobiling, skiing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing is very popular in Montana. It is also the best location for trout fishing since the 1930’s. Federation of Flyfishers is located in Montana and holds a number of events every year. It also hosts a number of other water sports like Canoeing and kayaking the historic big game hunting tradition is Montana based. Big game hunting means hunting of big animals mostly the large terrestrial animals.
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There are fall bow and general hunting seasons for elk, pronghorn, antelope, whitetail deer and mule deer. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a conservation and pro-hunting organization of United States is situated in Montana. Montana is also a beer brewing hub its brews beer on a small scale and ranks 3rd in the state in craft brewing.
Amongst the top-rated tourist places in Map of Montana are Glacier Nation Park, Big Sky Resort, Gates of the Mountains Wilderness, The Western Heritage Centre, The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Helena and many more. The tourism industry in Montana is flourishing day and night.