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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Lake County was created 11 May 1923 from Flathead and Missoula Counties. County seat: Polson
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,654 square miles (4,283 km2), of which,
1,494 square miles (3,869 km2) of it is land and 160 square miles (414 km2) of it (9.67%) is water. Over two-thirds
(67.7%) of the county's land lies within the Flathead Indian Reservation.