Montana Facts: Became 41st state on November 8, 1889
State Abbreviation - MT
State Capital - Helena
Largest City - Billings
Area - 147,046 sq miles [MT is the 4th biggest state in the US]
Population - 902,195 (as of 2000) [MT is the 44th most populous state in the US]
Major Industries - farming (wheat, sugar beets), cattle ranching, mining (gold, silver, copper, coal), oil, lumber, tourism
Major Rivers - Yellowstone River, Missouri River, Clark Fork River
Major Lakes - Flathead Lake, Fort Peck Lake
Highest Point - Granite Peak - 12,799 feet (3,901 m) above sea level
Lowest Point - Kootenai River - 1,800 feet (550 m) above sea level
Bordering States - Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming
Bordering Country - Canada
|Idling in Montana Montana is home to numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named) of the northern Rocky Mountains. The state ranks fourth in area, but 44th in population, and therefore has the third lowest population density in the United States. The economy is primarily based on agriculture and significant lumber and mineral extraction.||
Tourism is also important to the economy, with millions of visitors a year to Glacier National Park, the Battle of Little Bighorn site, and three of the five entrances to Yellowstone National Park. With it's many mountains and low population, idling is not as serious an issue as it is in some other states, but it is still important that strides are made in its reduction.
The state of Montana has a number of vehicles in operation and millions of tourists traveling throughtout the state. Below is a summary of the data regarding idling length and costs.