Montana is a state in the northwestern United States. Montana has several nicknames, although none are official, including "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State", and slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently "The Last Best Place". Montana is the 4th largest in area, the 8th least populous, and the 3rd least densely populated of the 50 states. The western half of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller island ranges are found throughout the state. In total, 77 named ranges are part of the Rocky Mountains. The eastern half of Montana is characterized by western prairie terrain and badlands. Montana is bordered by Idaho to the west, Wyoming to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota to the east and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan to the north.
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2014: Overall rank: 17, fiscal policy rank: 7, regulatory policy rank: 30, personal freedom rank: 21, economic freedom rank: 20
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