Town Montana For 6.000 years, since the town exists, it has had many names. The first name of the town, given by the Romans was Monatanezium. Whit the invasion of the Slavic tribes, the area of the roman town started to be called with the Slavonic name Kutlovitsa. In 1891 Kutlovitsa was renamed in Ferdinand and received the statute of a town. In 1945 the Fatherland Front government renamed the town to Mihaylovgrad to the deceased in 1944 communist hero Hristo Mihaylov, who worked in the organization of of the BCP who took part in the September uprising in the town, and since 1993 was renamed to Montana.