Montana

Montana (English: Montana [mɒnˈtænə]) is a state in the northwest of the United States, bordering Canada, the 41st state to join the union. It is included in the group of Mountain states. The capital is Helena, the largest city is Billings. Population — 967,440 people (44th place in the USA, 2008 data). The official nickname is “Treasure State”. The largest cities: Billings, Great Falls, Missoula, Anaconda. The relief is mountainous. The western part of the state is occupied by the ranges of the Rocky Mountains (Mount Granite Peak, 3901 m), in the east – Prairie plateau. The climate is moderately continental. The average temperature in January is −4 °C to −13 °C, July 21–24 °C. Precipitation is 350-400 mm per year. Main rivers: Missouri and its tributaries Yellowstone, Jefferson. Flathead Lake. About 60% is under forest. Glacier National Parks, Yellowstone National Park (part).

Billings (Montana)

billings
Place in the United States
Location of Billings in Montana
Location of Montana in the US
Location
County Yellowstone County
Type of place City
State Montana
Coordinates 45° 47′ N, 108° 32′ W
General
Surface 87.3 km²
– country 87 km²
– water 0.3 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
100.148
Height 952 m
Other
ZIP code(s) 59101–59117, 59101, 59104, 59106, 59108, 59113, 59116, 59117
FIPS code 06550

According to COUNTRYAAH, Billings is a city in the US state of Montana, and is administratively part of Yellowstone County. Billings is Montana’s largest city. However, it is not the capital; that’s Helen.

Billings has been one of the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls–Billings since 1980.

Demographics

At the census in 2000, the number of inhabitants was determined at 89,847. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 100,148, an increase of 10,301 (11.5%). Billings is the most white city (with more than 100,000 inhabitants) in the US.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place covers an area of ​​87.6 km², of which 87.3 km² is land and 0.3 km² is water.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 36 km radius of Billings.

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Ballantine (35 km)

Huntley (22 km)

Laurel (22 km)

Lockwood (9 km)

Park City (34 km)

Shepherd (23 km)

Be (35 km)

Born

  • Stanley Anderson (1939-2018), actor
  • Jeff Kober (1953), actor

Bozeman (Montana)

Bozeman
Place in the United States
Location of Bozeman in Montana
Location of Montana in the US
Location
County Gallatin County
Type of place City
State Montana
Coordinates 45° 41′ N, 111° 3′ W
General
Surface 32.6 km²
– country 32.6 km²
– water 0.0 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
35.061
Height 1434 m
Other
FIPS code 08950
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Bozeman is a city in the American state of Montana, and is administratively part of Gallatin County. The city is named after the explorer John M. Bozeman.

Demographics

In the 2000 census, the number of inhabitants was set at 27,509. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 35,061, an increase of 7,552 (27.5%).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​32.6 km², consisting entirely of land. Bozeman is located about 1434 m above sea level.

Trivia

The city is regularly mentioned in the various series and films within Star Trek, because in the series the first contact between humans and Vulcans takes place there. A major producer of the series, Brannon Braga, was born there.

In the series The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper moves to Bozeman because he believes this is the most ideal place to live. Only to be immediately robbed and returned to Pasadena.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 36 km radius of Bozeman.

Angry man

Amsterdam-Churchill (22 km)

Belgrade (15 km)

Four Corners (11 km)

Manhattan (30 km)

Born

  • Heather McPhie (May 28, 1984), freestyle skier

Butte, Montana

butte
Place in the United States
Location of Butte in Montana
Location of Montana in the US
Location
County Silver Bow County
Type of place City
State Montana
Coordinates 46° 1′ N, 112° 31′ W
General
Surface 1,854.7 km²
– country 1,853 km²
– water 1.7 km²
Inhabitants
(2000)
33,892
Height 1,688 m
Other
ZIP code(s) 59700–59799, 59700, 59702, 59706, 59710, 59713, 59716, 59717, 59719, 59720, 59724, 59727, 59730, 59733, 59737, 59740, 59741, 59744, 59746, 59750, 59753, 59756, 59760, 59762, 59765, 59766, 59768, 59767, 59772, 59773, 59776, 59777, 59778, 59780, 59782, 59784, 59783, 59788, 59791, 59794, 59798

Butte is a city in the US state of Montana. The city is located in Silver Bow County and is the capital of that county. In 2000 Butte had 33,892 inhabitants. During its heyday, between the late 1800s and 1920s, Butte was one of the most important copper deposits. The city had hundreds of bars and saloons and a famous red light district.

History

Since the city’s founding in the 1860s, Butte has been a mining town. Initially, gold and silver were mainly mined, but with the rise of electricity, the demand for copper increased sharply. This was especially done at the Anaconda mine of Hearst, Haggin, Tevis and Co. mined. Due to the rich presence of this metal, the city quickly became one of the most prosperous cities in the country and during the First World WarButte was often referred to as “the richest hill on Earth”. With an estimated population of 115,000 in 1910, it was the largest city in the area. An estimated one-third of total US copper production was accounted for by Butte during that period. The city also attracted many immigrants, especially from Ireland and China. The latter opened the very first Chinese restaurant in the United States in Butte.

During the 20th century, mining companies switched to opencast mining. The Berkeley Pit was built in 1955, a large open pit that would later cause major environmental problems. The construction cost many thousands of houses. Mining activities at this location were discontinued in 1982. In order to clean up the site, it was included in the so-called Superfund program that the federal government developed. The Berkely Pit is still a problematic location but at the same time attracts regular tourists. In Butte, many remnants of former mines are still visible and mining is still an important source of income.

Butte has had an artificial ice rink called the High Mountain Altitude Rink since 1987, where several World Cup competitions have been held.

Butte maintains a town link with Altensteig in Germany.

Born

  • Evel Knievel (1938-2007), stuntman
  • Barbara Ehrenreich (1941-2022), journalist, columnist and publicist
  • Dave Silk (1965), speed skater
  • Levi Leipheimer (1973), cyclist
  • Bryon Wilson (1988), freestyle skier
  • Bradley Wilson (1992), freestyle skier

Butte, Montana

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