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This article is about the U.S. state of Montana. For other uses, see Montana (disambiguation).
"Montanan" redirects here. For other uses, see Montanan (disambiguation).
"Big Sky Country" redirects here. For the song by Chris Whitley, see Big Sky Country (song).
Montana /mntn/ ( listen) is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. The state's
name is derived from the Spanish word montaa (mountain). Montana has several nicknames,
although none official,[6] including "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State", and slogans that
include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently "The