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Oregon Facts and Symbols

Oregon became the 33rd state in 1859 and is the 27th largest state by population with about 3.8 million residents. It is also the 10th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 98,381 square miles. Oregon is home to Portland, which is the state's largest city with a population of approximately 550,000 people.

The origin of the name Oregon is unknown, however some say the name came from the French word "ouragan" meaning "hurricane."

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current Oregon Governor, a state map, Oregon members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the Oregon State Quarter.

Oregon State Quarter

State Quarter

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Oregon State Capital - Salem

State Nickname - The Beaver State

State Motto - "She Flies With Her Own Wings"

State Flower - Oregon Grape

State Tree - Douglas Fir

State Bird - Western Meadowlark

State Fish - Chinook Salmon

State Animal - American Beaver

State Insect - Oregon Swallowtail

State Dance - Square Dance

State Gemstone - Sunstone

State Fossil - Metasequoia

State Rock or Stone - Thunderegg

State Seashell - Oregon Hairy Triton

State Nut - Hazelnut

State Fruit - Pear

State Beverage - Milk

Official State Web Site - www.oregon.gov


Oregon State Governor:

Ted Kulongoski

Office of the Governor
  160 State Capitol
900 Court Street
Salem, Oregon 97301-4047
Governor’s Citizens’ Representative
Message Line: 503.378.4582
Fax: 503.378.6827

Oregon State Map:
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Oregon State Map - Click for Larger View


Oregon State Congressional District Map:

Oregon State Congressional District Map


Oregon Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)


United States Senate (Oregon Members):

  Jeff Merkley - (D-OR) Ron Wyden - (D-OR)  

United States House of Representatives (Oregon Members by District):


David Wu - 1st

Greg Walden - 2nd

Earl Blumenauer - 3rd

Peter A. DeFazio - 4th

Kurt Schrader - 5th


Oregon State Song:

"Oregon, My Oregon"

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