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State Facts

Full Name

State of Oregon

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

February 14, 1859 (33rd)

Population 2000 (Rank)

3,421,399 (28th)

Land Area (Rank)

95,997 square miles; 248,631 square kilometers (10th)

Capital

Salem

Postal Abbreviation

OR

State Nickname

Beaver State

Motto

Alis volat Propriis (She flies with her own wings)

Song

“Oregon, My Oregon” (music by Henry B. Murtagh, words by J. A. Buchanan)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Oregon grape
  • Tree: Douglas fir
  • Bird: Western meadowlark
  • Gem: Sunstone
  • Stone: Thunderegg
  • Animal: Beaver
  • Nut: Hazelnut
  • Seashell: Oregon hairy triton
  • Mushroom: Pacific golden chanterelle

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Cattle,
    • vegetables,
    • nursery stock,
    • fruits and nuts,
    • dairy products,
    • wheat
  • Industry:
    • Lumber and wood products,
    • tourism,
    • food processing,
    • paper products,
    • machinery,
    • scientific instruments