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ID: 7007524
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Montana (state)  Montana (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 110 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -110.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by Blackfoot, Sioux, Shoshone, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Flathead & others when French arrived 18th cen.; part came to USA in Louisiana Purchase 1803, conflict with Britain over N border settled in 1846; great influx of settlers came after Civil War.

Names:
Montana (preferred,C,V)  ............ name is derived from Spanish word for "mountain," referring to mountainous terrain
MT (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Montana (state)  ............  Montana (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  since November 8, 1889
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Helena .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Montana, Lewis and Clark county) [7013701]

Sources and Contributors:
Montana..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:614
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:424
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000326
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
MT..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 614; 2:614
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 424; 29:424
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000326
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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