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Capital City:

Salem Tidbit

Statehood:

February 14, 1859 (33rd)

Population:

3,341,000

Nickname:

Beaver State

Motto:

Alis Volat Propiis (She Flies With Her Own Wings)

Origin of State Name:

May have been derived from that of the Wisconsin River shown on a 1715 French map as "Ouaricon-sint."

Counties:

36

Largest Cities:

Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Beaverton

Border States:

California, Idaho, Nevada, Washington

Land Area:

96,187 sq. mi., 10th largest

Highest Point:

Mount Hood, 11,239 ft.

Lowest Point:

Pacific Ocean, sea level

State Bird:

Western Meadowlark

State Flower:

Oregon Grape (berberis aquifolium)

State Tree:

Douglas Fir (pseudotsuga menziesii)

State Song:

Oregon, My Oregon

State Web Site:

www.state.or.us


For more websites on Oregon check out Oregon Links.

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