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    Montana (MT) state of USA

    The winter's a little bit daunting in Montana - Phil Jackson

    History & Geography:
    Montana is a state in the Western region of the United States. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaña (mountain). Montana has several nicknames, although none official, including "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State", and slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently "The Last Best Place". Montana has a 545-mile (877 km) border with three Canadian provinces: British Columbia,
    Alberta, and Saskatchewan, the only state to do so.
    Montana is a western state defined by its diverse terrain ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains. Its wide-open spaces include Glacier National Park, a vast wilderness preserve that passes into Canada. The park's many snow-capped peaks, lakes and alpine hiking trails are showcased along its famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, stretching 50 miles.

    Natural Resources:
    The East Continental Pit is a copper mine in Butte, Mont. Montana has vast stretches of fertile soil suitable for growing wheat and wide areas of grassland for grazing sheep and cattle. It has valuable minerals and millions of acres of timber.

    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.

    Rocky Mountain oysters are a famous state food in Montana. The dish is viewed as a traditional cowboy fare and is featured at festivals in the Northern Rockies town of Clinton and in Virginia City, Mont. The term "oysters" in the dish's name is a another name for the actual main ingredient, which is bull calf testicles

    Montana's eastern and western regions are separated by the Continental Divide that experience different climates. The west tends to have a milder climate than the east, with warmer winters, cooler summers, lighter winds, and rainfall that is more evenly distributed throughout the year.

    This is a list of the 56 counties in the U.S. state of Montana. Montana has two consolidated city-counties—Anaconda with Deer Lodge County and Butte with Silver Bow County.
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    Transportation in Montana comprises many different forms of travel. Montana shares a long border with Canada, hence international crossings are prevalent in the northern section of the state; there are 13 road crossings and one rail crossing. As the fourth-largest state in the United States, journeying from one side to the other takes a long time. The state has an extensive network of roads, including state highways, Interstate highways and U.S. routes. Rail connections are also well-established and were an important method of transportation in Montana since the 1880s. Within individual cities, public transportation includes rapid transit and high-frequency bus services. For travel further afield, 16 airports are operational within Montana. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Gallatin County is the busiest airport and there are another seven major airports and eight minor ones providing commercial services.

    Hotel and Places:
    The US state of Montana has some amazing and Breathtaking Top Tourist sites. That are a must visit include: Glacier National Park, West Yellowstone, Missoula, Bozeman, Great Falls, Whitefish, Billings, Big Sky, Kalispell.
    To have a relaxed vacation on your trip to Montana with the best services, serene environment and luxurious and comfortable furnishing. Here is a list of the top five star hotels in Montana that will make your stay memorable.
    • Gallatin River Lodge
    • Best Western Plus Kelly Inn & Suites
    • Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge

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