Oregon Facts

Oregon Facts

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered on its west by the Pacific Ocean, on its north by Washington, on its south by California, on its east by Idaho, and on its southeast by Nevada. See the fact file below for more information about Oregon.

Capital
Salem

Became a State
February 14, 1859 (33rd)

Location
Pacific Northwest region

Area
98,381 sq. miles (9th)

Population
3,831,074 (27tth)

Major Cities
Portland, Salem, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Bend, Medford

Products
potatoes, peppermint, hops, applies, hazelnuts, wine, cattle, sheep, dairy products, eggs, poultry, coal, timber

Climate
generally mild, but periods of extreme hot and cold influenced by Pacific Ocean

Yearly Precipitation
averages 37 inches

Professional Sports Teams
Portland Trail Blazers (National Basketball Association)

Major Waterways
Pacific Ocean, Columbia River, Snake River Willamette River, John Day River

Most Famous Citizens
Jane Powell (actress)
Doc Severinsen (band leader)
Chief Joseph (Indian leader)
Home Davenport (cartoonist)
Edwin Markham (poet)

State Symbols
Bird – Western Meadowlark
Flower – Oregon Grape
Animal – Beaver
Tree – Douglas Fir
Insect – Swallowtail Butterfly