Kalispell (Ktunaxa: kqaya·qawa·kǂuʔnam, Salish: qlispél) is a city in, and the county seat of, Flathead County, Montana. The 2011 Census estimates put Kalispell's population at 20,008. The Kalispell Micropolitan Statistical Area has a population of 91,633 and it is the largest city and commercial center of northwest Montana. As of July 1, 2012 estimated population had grown to 20,487. The name Kalispell is a Salish word meaning "flat land above the lake". Kalispell is also the gateway to Glacier National Park.