Oregon State Facts and Symbols

Oregon became the 33rd state in 1859 and is the 27th largest state by population with about 4.2 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, a state map, the state song and views of the Oregon State Quarter.

Oregon State Flag

Oregon State Flag

Oregon State Facts

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

Oregon State Map:

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Oregon State Map

Oregon State Song:

"Oregon, My Oregon"

Oregon State Quarter

Oregon State Quarter - FrontOregon State Quarter - Back

United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
(United States Mint Images)


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