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Oregon Facts

  • Capital City: Salem (pop.) 151,913 (2008 est.)
  • Oregon Population: 3,899,353 (2012 est.) (27th)
  • Oregon Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

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  • Oregon Quarter The third quarter released in 2005 honors Oregon, and is the 33rd in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.

    Oregon was admitted into the Union on February 14, 1859, becoming our Nation's 33rd State. Oregon's quarter features a portion of Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States. The design also incorporates Wizard Island and Watchman and Hillman Peaks on the Lake's rim. The coin bears the inscriptions "Crater Lake" and "1859."
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  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton
  • Name: The origin of the name Oregon, is not proven. The many theories include a derivation from the French Canadian word "ouragan" meaning "storm" or hurricane" or possibly the Spanish word "orejon" meaning "big-ear" or lastly, the Spanish word "oregano" for the wild sage that grows in the eastern part of the state.
  • Statehood: February 14, 1859 (33rd state)
  • Symbols

See Also

Oregon Photographs

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Oregon Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Baker City Baker 541
Corvallis Benton 541
Portland Clackamas 503
Astoria Clatsop 503
Saint Helens Columbia 503
Coos Bay Coos 541
Prineville Crook 541
Brookings Curry 541
Bend Deschutes 541
Roseburg Douglas 541
Condon Gilliam 541
John Day Grant 541
Burns Harney 541
Hood River Hood River 541
Medford Jackson 541
Madras Jefferson 541
Grants Pass Josephine 541
Klamath Falls Klamath 541
Lakeview Lake 541
Eugene Lane 541
Newport Lincoln 541
Albany Linn 541
Ontario Malheur 541
Salem Marion 503
Boardman Morrow 541
Portland Multnomah 503
Salem Polk 503
Wasco Sherman 541
Tillamook Tillamook 503
Hermiston Umatilla 541
La Grande Union 541
Enterprise Wallowa 541
The Dalles Wasco 541
Beaverton Washington 503
Portland Washington 503
Fossil Wheeler 541
McMinnville Yamhill 503

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