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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Salem // state code ISO: OR ; FIPS: US41
    surface: 248645 = 96002 sq.mi // rank in USA: 10 // location: Northwestern Pacific State
    climate: coastal mild and humid, continental dryness and extreme temperatures in the interior
    entered USA as 33rd state on: 1859-02-14
    administrative division: 36 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 3,421,399
    population density 2000: 14 per = 36 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 20,4%
    main ethnic groups: white 86,6%; black 1,6%; Asian 3,0%; Native American/Nat. AK 1,3%; other 7%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: greenhouse, hay, wheat, grass seed, potatoes, onions, Christmas trees, pears, mint
    livestock (million): cattle: 1,4 / pigs: 0,032 / poultry: 3,7 (excl. broilers) / sheep: 0,245
    timber/lumber: Douglas fir, hemlock, ponderosa pine
    chief industries: manufacturing, services, trade, finance, insurance, real estate, government, construction
    chief industrial products: electronics & semiconductors, lumber & wood products, metals
    chief mining products: sand & gravel, crushed stone, portland cement, diatomite, pumice & pumicite
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Mt. Hood 3426 m = 11239 ft
    other mountains: Mt, Jefferson 3199, Three Sisters 3157, Sacajawea Pk 2997, Steens Mt. 2967
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: Upper Klamath Lake, Malheur L., Harney L., L. Albert, Summer L., Goose L., Crater L.
    artificial lakes: Green Peter L., Prineville Res., Hyatt Res.
    rivers: Columbia, Willamette, John Day, Deschutes, Grande Ronde, Snake, Umpqua, Rogue
    others: islands: some small ones in the estuary of the Columbia River // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Beaver State
    motto: She flies with her own wings
    song: Oregon, My Oregon
    flower: Oregon grape // bird: Western meadowlark // tree: Douglas fir
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.04 by Jan Lahmeyer
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