There are fifty-six counties in Montana. Montana has two consolidated city-counties- Anaconda
with Deer Lodge County and Butte with Silver Bow County. The portion of Yellowstone National Park that lies
within Montana was not part of any county until 1997, when part of it was nominally added to Gallatin County,
and the rest of it to Park County.
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Garfield County was created 7 February 1919 from Dawson County. County seat: Jordan
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,848 square miles (12,555 km2), of which,
4,668 square miles (12,090 km2) of it is land and 179 square miles (465 km2) of it (3.70%) is water. Its average
population density of 0.1058 inhabitants/km2 (0.274/sq mi) is the third-lowest of any county outside of Alaska
(behind Loving County, Texas and Esmeralda County, Nevada).