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Helena, Montana (MT)

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Where is the Capital of Montana?
The Map of Montana (MT) shows the location of the state capital in the "Treasure State". Montana has 56 counties, and the capital of the State is Helena. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Helena including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Helena, Montana.

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The Map of Montana and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 147,046 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Helena, is 16.39 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Helena located?
The location of Helena is in the central western part of the state near the Missouri River, in Prickly Pear Valley. The city is located in Lewis and Clark County, Montana.

Capital of Montana - Helena
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Helena is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Montana? (MT)

The State of Montana is located the north west United States bordering on Canada.

 

History & Facts on Helena, the Capital of Montana
The History and Fast, fun facts about Helena, the capital city of Montana:

History & Facts about Helena, Montana - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The Capital of the State of Montana is Helena although the largest city is Billings
Fact 2: The state of Montana covers 147,046 square miles and the size of the capital is 16.39 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city is 29,134. Nickname "Queen City of the Rockies"
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Lewis and Clark County, Montana

Fact 5: History - It was founded in 1864 by four men, referred to as the “Four Georgians”, who found gold in Last Chance Gulch.

Fact 6: History - Helena therefore began as a mining town attracting numerous settlers to the area.

Fact 7: History - It was first named Crabtown after one of the “Four Georgians”. It was then called Saint Helena which was soon shortened to Helena

Fact 8: History - The city of Helena became the territorial capital in 1875

Fact 9: History - The Northern Pacific railroad arrived in Helena in 1883 attracting even more settlers to Montana

Fact 10: History - Construction of the state capitol building of Montana began in 1899 and was opened on the Fourth of July, 1902.

Facts about the Population of Helena, Montana
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Helena, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Helena was 29,134, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Helena, Montana - Homework Help for Kids
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