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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McCone County was created 20 February 1919 from Dawson and Richland Counties. County seat: Circle
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,683 square miles (6,948 km2), of which,
2,643 square miles (6,844 km2) of it is land and 40 square miles (104 km2) of it (1.50%) is water.