The elevation of an area is a measurement of how high it is in relation to the mean sea level of Earth. Elevation can be measured in feet or meters and has various uses. It's also an important factor in an area's climate, with high elevation areas having lower temperatures in general. The elevation of Missoula, Montana is 3,209 feet (978 m), which is higher than the national average of 2,500 feet (760 m). Many big cities around the United States and other countries are situated in coastal locations with relatively low elevations of 500 feet (152 m) or lower.
The relatively high elevation of Missoula is due to the fact that it is surrounded by mountains and situated in Montana, which is one of the highest states of America overall. The mean elevation of the state of Montana is 3,400 feet (1,040 m), making it the eighth highest state, just ahead of Oregon. The highest point in all of Montana is Granite Peak, located in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness at an elevation of 12,807 feet (3,903.5 m). The lowest point in the state of Montana is found at the Kootenai River on the Idaho-Montana border at an elevation of 1,804 feet (550 m).
The highest populated place recognized in the state of Montana is Cooke City, which is located in Park County and has an elevation of 7,608 feet (2,319 m). Most of the state’s biggest cities are situated at relatively high elevations. Some examples include Billings, which is situated at an elevation of 3,123 feet (952 m), Great Falls, which is located at an elevation of 3,330 feet (1,015 m), Bozeman, which has an elevation of 4,820 feet (1,461 m), and Butte, which is situated at an elevation of 5,538 feet (1,688 m). So the e
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