Ten fun facts about Oregon


Fact 1
Oregon is bordered by Washington in the north, Idaho in the east, Nevada in the southeast and California in the south. The Columbia River runs between Oregon and Washington, and the Snake River separates the state from Idaho.

Fact 2
Oregon is nicknamed ‘The Beaver State’. The back face of the flag features the image of a beaver on it.

Fact 3
This state holds the record for having the most number of ghost towns.


Fact 4
An ancient volcano located in the state formed what is known as Crater Lake. This lake holds the record of the being the deepest lake in the United States.

Fact 5
Oregon is home to the world’s largest cheese factory- The Tillamook Cheese Factory.

Fact 6
A total of 9 lighthouses form the coastline of Oregon. Five of these lighthouses are still operational while the others have been deemed to be historic locations.

Fact 7
The University of Oregon opened its doors in 1876 with the introduction of Deady Hall. This is the oldest standing building on the property and is still used.

Fact 8
Lane County Oregon is home to the Heceta Head Lighthouse. This is the most photographed lighthouse in the United States.

Fact 9
The largest state park in the United States, Silver Falls State Park, is located in Oregon.

Fact 10
This state is home to the famous “Oregon Trail.” This is the largest overland routes that were used during the western expansion of the US.


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Short about Oregon
Is a state located in the Pacific northwest coast of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
1,512,718
Population
3,899,801
Per capita income
$26,702
Life expectancy in number of years
79.5
Statehood
February 14, 1859
Capital
Salem
Largest city
Portland
Number of billionaires
2
State dance
Square Dance
State beverage
Milk
State color
Navy Blue and Gold
State bird
Western meadowlark
State mammal
American Beaver
State fish
Chinook Salmon
State tree
Douglas-fir
State flower
Oregon grape

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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