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State o Oregon
Banner o Oregon State seal o Oregon
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Nickname(s): Beaver State
Motto(s): Alis volat propriis
(Scots: She flies wi her awn weengs)
State sang(s): "Oregon, My Oregon"
Cairt o the United States wi Oregon heichlichtit
Offeecial leid De jure: none[1]
De facto: Inglis
Demonym Oregonian
Caipital Salem
Lairgest ceety Portland
Lairgest metro Portland metropolitan aurie
Aurie Ranked 9t
 • Tot 98,381 sq mi
(254,806 km2)
 • Width 400 miles (640 km)
 • Lenth 360 miles (580 km)
 • % watter 2.4
 • Latitude 42° N to 46° 18′ N
 • Longitude 116° 28′ W to 124° 38′ W
Population Ranked 27t
 • Tot 4,093,465 (2016 est.)[2]
 • Density 39.9/sq mi  (15.0/km2)
Ranked 39t
 • Median hoosehauld income $60,834[3] (17th)
Elevation
 • Heichest pynt Moont Hood[4][5][6]
11,249 ft (3,428.8 m)
 • Mean 3,300 ft  (1,000 m)
 • Lawest pynt Paceefic Ocean[5]
sea level
Afore statehuid Oregon Territory
Admission to Union Februar 14, 1859 (33rd)
Govrenor Kate Brown (D)
Secretar o State Dennis Richardson (R)
Legislatur Legislative Assembly
 • Upper hoose State Senate
 • Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D)
Jeff Merkley (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation 4 Democrats, 1 Republican (leet)
Time zones  
 • maist o state Pacific: UTC −8/−7
 • maist o Malheur Coonty Mountain: UTC −7/−6
ISO 3166 US-OR
Abbreviations OR, Ore.
Wabsteid www.oregon.gov

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwast region o the Unitit States. The aerie wis inhabited by mony indigenous tribes afore the arrival o traders, splorers an settlers. The Oregon Territory wis created in 1848 efter American settlement began in earnest in the 1840s. Oregon became a state (33rd) on February 14, 1859. Oregon is locatit on the Pacific coast atween Washington til the noorth, California til the sooth, Nevada on the sooth-east an Idaho til the east. The Columbia an Snake rivers delineate hantle o Oregon's noorthren and eastlin mairchs respectively. Salem is the state's thrid maist populous ceety an the state caipital, wi Portland the maist populous. Portland is currently the 30t mucklemaist U.S. ceety wi a population o 575,930 (2008 estimate) an a metro population o 2,175,133 (2007 estimate), 23rd maist muckle U.S. metro aerie.

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  1. Hall, Calvin (Januar 30, 2007). "English as Oregon's official language? It could happen". The Oregon Daily Emerald. Retrieved Mey 8, 2007. 
  2. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016" (xls). U.S. Census Bureau. December 26, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016. 
  3. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  4. "Mount Hood Highest Point". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=RC2244. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the original on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  6. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.

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