The Beaver State
Oregon is a state located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is bordered by Washington to the north, Idaho to the east, Nevada and California to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The capital city of Oregon is Salem, while its largest city is Portland.
The flag of Oregon features a navy blue field with a design on both sides. On the front, the flag displays the escutcheon from the state seal, which features a shield depicting mountains, a setting sun, a body of water, and a covered wagon. On the reverse side of the flag, there is a gold beaver, the state animal, which represents the fur trade that played a significant role in Oregon’s history.
State Song: “Oregon, My Oregon”
Motto: “Alis Volat Propriis” (She Flies With Her Own Wings)
Where is Oregon on the US Map?
|Capital||Date Admitted to Union||Population (State Ranking)||Area (State Ranking)||Flag Adopted|
|Salem||February 14, 1859 (33rd state)||Approximately 4.2 million|
|98,381 square miles|
|April 15, 1925|