What is the Capital of Montana?
Helena the capital, 5th most populated city and county seat of Lewis & Clark County , a fertile region surrounded by hills and high peaks. During the gold rush in Montana at the end of the 19th century it was a mining town ; later in the 19th century it became one of the wealthiest locations in the United States.
In downtown the State Capital stands on a 10-acre slope overlooking the Pear Valley and as in any American state capital is the landmark building. Built in neoclassical style with sandstone and granite, it has an equestrian statue in front of the entrance and another nicknamed “Lady Liberty” stands on top of the brass dome inside which you can admire paintings depicting characters from the past.
According to the United States Census Bureau , the city has an area of 43.7 km² , of which 43.6 km² is covered by land and 0.1 km² by water.
According to the 2010 national census, its population is 28,190 inhabitants and its population density is 665.7 inhab/km². It is the sixth most populous city in Montana . It has 13,457 residences, which results in a density of 317.8 residences/km². The metropolitan area around the city has almost 75,000 inhabitants.
Helena, Montana Economy
Capital of the state of Montana. It is located at over 1200 m asl on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains. Founded as a mining center, near gold and silver deposits in 1864, today it is the seat of metallurgical, mechanical, food and wood industries. Agricultural products market.