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Oregon

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  • 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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  • 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)
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