|Place in the United States|
|Location of Great Falls in Montana|
|Location of Montana in the US|
|Type of place||City|
|Coordinates||47° 30′ N, 111° 17′ W|
|– country||49.4 km²|
|– water||1.1 km²|
|ZIP code(s)||59401–59406, 59401, 59403|
According to toppharmacyschools, Great Falls is a city in the US state of Montana, which is administratively part of Cascade County.
Since 1904, Great Falls has been the seat of a Roman Catholic diocese.
At the census in 2000, the number of inhabitants was determined at 56,690 . In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 56,215 , a decrease of 475 (-0.8%).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of 51.6 km², of which 50.5 km² is land and 1.1 km² is water.
Great Falls and the Missouri River
The figure below shows nearby places within 15 miles of Great Falls.
- Black Eagle (3 km)
- Malmstrom AFB (6 km)
- Sun Prairie (16 km)
- Ulm (19 km)
- Vaughn (21 km)
The Mariana UFO Incident
The Mariana UFO incident took place in Great Falls in August 1950. Nicholas “Nick” Mariana, general manager of the Great Falls “Electra” minor-league baseball team, and his secretary observed two “bright, silver orbs” moving rapidly across the city’s empty baseball stadium. Mariana used his camera to film the objects, and that film was one of the first to show a UFO. The incident gained widespread national attention and is considered one of the first major UFO incidents in the United States. Since 2007, the team has been called Great Falls Voyagers in memory of this event. Before that, it had several other names: Dodgers, Electrics, Giants, Selectrics, White Sox. The team features a green logo that represents an ‘alien’.