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Quick Facts: Oregon
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Capital City: Salem

Tidbit: The flag of Oregon is the only state flag with different pictures on each side.

Oregon: Map and State Flag

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Nickname: Beaver State
Motto: Alis Volat Propiis (She Flies With Her Own Wings)
Statehood: February 14, 1859 (33rd)
Origin of State's Name: May have been derived from that of the Wisconsin River shown on a 1715 French map as "Ouaricon-sint."
Largest Cities: Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Beaverton
Border States: California, Idaho, Nevada, Washington
Land Area: 96,003 sq. mi., 10th largest
State Bird: Western Meadowlark
State Flower: Oregon Grape (berberis aquifolium)
State Tree: Douglas Fir (pseudotsuga menziesii)
State Song: Oregon, My Oregon
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U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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