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Capital - Helena
Nickname. Treasure State.
Motto. Oro y Plata (Gold and Silver).

Population ( 2010 census ) 989,415 -- rank, 44th state. Urban, 52.9%; rural, 47.1%. Persons per square mile, 5.5 (persons per square kilometer, 2.1)-- rank, 48th state.

Extent. Area, 147,046 square miles (380,847 square kilometers), including 1,658 square miles (4,294 square kilometers) of water surface (4th state in size).

Elevation. Highest, Granite Peak, 12,799 feet (3,901 meters), near Cooke City; lowest, Kootenai River, 1,800 feet (550 meters), near Troy; average, 3,400 feet (1,036 meters).

Geographic Center. 12 miles (19 kilometers) west of Lewistown.

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