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Oregon is a state in the Pacific 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 Pacific 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.

State o Oregon
Banner o Oregon State seal o Oregon
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): Beaver State
Motto(s): Alis volat propriis
(Scots: She flies wi her awn weengs)
State sang(s): "Oregon, My Oregon"
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Oregon heichlichtit
Offeecial leidDe jure: none[1]
De facto: Inglis
DemonymOregonian
CaipitalSalem
Lairgest ceetyPortland
Lairgest metroPortland metropolitan aurie
AurieRanked 9t
 • Tot98,381 sq mi
(254,806 km2)
 • Width400 miles (640 km)
 • Lenth360 miles (580 km)
 • % watter2.4
 • Latitude42° N to 46° 18′ N
 • Longitude116° 28′ W to 124° 38′ W
PopulationRanked 27t
 • Tot4,093,465 (2016 est.)[2]
 • Density39.9/sq mi  (15.0/km2)
Ranked 39t
 • Median hoosehauld income$60,834[3] (17th)
Elevation
 • Heichest pyntMoont Hood[4][5][6]
11,249 ft (3,428.8 m)
 • Mean3,300 ft  (1,000 m)
 • Lawest pyntPaceefic Ocean[5]
sea level
Afore statehuidOregon Territory
Admission to UnionFebruar 14, 1859 (33rd)
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)
Time zones 
 • maist o statePacific: UTC −8/−7
 • maist o Malheur CoontyMountain: UTC −7/−6
ISO 3166US-OR
AbbreviationsOR, Ore.
Wabsteidwww.oregon.gov

ReferencesEedit

  1. Hall, Calvin (January 30, 2007). "English as Oregon's official language? It could happen". The Oregon Daily Emerald. Retrieved May 8, 2007. 
  2. "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. December 26, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016. 
  3. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  4. "Mount Hood Highest Point". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  6. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.

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