Florida is a state in the southeastern United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd largest, 3rd most populous, and 8th most densely populated in the United States. Montana is a state in the western United States. The name of the state is derived from the Spanish word Montana (mountain).
What is Florida?
Florida is distinguished by its large expatriate Cuban community and high population growth, as well as its growing environmental concerns. Its economy is mainly based on tourism, agriculture and transportation, which developed at the end of the 19th century.
What is Montana?
Montana ranks fourth in size, but 44th in population and 48th in population density of the 50 United States. The western third of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller island ranges are found throughout the state. In all, 77 named ranges are part of the Rocky Mountains.
- Montana is 2 hours behind Florida based on time.
- The religious makeup of Montana follows Protestants 47%, Catholics 23%, LDS (Mormons) 5%, Jehovah’s Witnesses 2%, Buddhists 1%, Jews 0.5%, Muslims 0.5%, Hindus 0.5% and non-religious with 20%. While Florida follows Christians 70% 24% Evangelical Protestants 14% Mainline Protestants 8% Black Protestants 21% Catholics 3% Other Jewish Christians 3% Other non-Christian faiths 3% Unaffiliated 24%.
- The most common languages spoken in Florida are English and Spanish. English is the official language of the state, a position that was added to the Florida Constitution in 1988 in response to the state’s growing Spanish-speaking Hispanic population. English is the official language in the state of Montana, as it is in many US states.
- Florida’s climate is somewhat tempered by the fact that no part of the state is far from the ocean. Montana is a large state with considerable geographic variation, and therefore the climate is equally varied.
- In 2009 there were 2.7 million Medicaid patients in Florida. Montana does not have a Trauma I hospital, but it does have Trauma II hospitals in Missoula, Billings, and Great Falls.
- A variety of sports are offered in Montana high schools. Florida has three NFL teams, two MLB teams, two NBA teams, two NHL teams, and one MLS team. Florida gained its first permanent Major League professional sports team in 1966 when the American Football League added the Miami Dolphins.
- The United States Census Bureau estimates Florida’s population to be 19,893,297 as of July 1, 2014, an increase of 5.81% from the 2010 United States Census. Montana’s population was 1,023,579 in 2014.
- Florida’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2010 was €748 billion.  Its GDP is the fourth largest economy in the United States. The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that Montana’s total state product in 2014 was €44.3 billion. Per capita personal income in 2014 was €40,601, 35th in the nation.