Oregon is a state in the Paceefic 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 Paceefic 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.

KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidOregon Territory
Admittit tae the UnionFebruar 14, 1859 (33rd)
Lairgest ceetyPortland
Lairgest metroPortland metropolitan aurie
 • GovrenorKate Brown (D)
 • Secretar o StateDennis Richardson (R)
LegislaturLegislative Assembly
 • Upper hooseState Senate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. senatorsRon Wyden (D)
Jeff Merkley (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation4 Democrats, 1 Republican (leet)
 • Total4,093,465 (2,016 est.)[1]
 • Density15.0/km2 (39.9/sq mi)
 • Median hooseaud income
 • Income rank
 • Offeecial leidDe jure: none[3]
De facto: Inglis
Trad. abbreviationOre.
Latitude42° N to 46° 18′ N
Longitude116° 28′ W to 124° 38′ W


  1. "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. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  2. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  3. Hall, Calvin (30 Januar 2007). "English as Oregon's official language? It could happen". The Oregon Daily Emerald. Archived frae the original on 17 Januar 2013. Retrieved 8 Mey 2007. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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