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Oregon

Welcome to Oregon and a brief overview of The Beaver State.

One of the three Pacific Coast States, Oregon is located on the western coast of the 48 "conterminous" states. It's bordered by Washington on the north and California and Nevada on the south. Oregon is bordered by Idaho on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west.

Oregon among the states

  • Statehood: February 4, 1859 (33rd state)
  • Abbreviation: Ore. or Oreg. (traditional), OR (postal)
  • Capital: Salem.
  • Size: 97,073 square miles, includes inland water (10th)
  • Coastline: 296 miles.
  • Latin Motto: Alis volat propriis (She flies with her own wings)
  • State bird: Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) adopted 1927.
  • State flower: Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium) adopted 1899.
  • State song: "Oregon, My Oregon", words by J.A. Buchanan, music by Henry B. Murtagh, adopted 1927.
  • State tree: Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) adopted 1939.


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