Oregon State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Oregon as the 33rd state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Oregon.
State Name: Oregon
Capital of Oregon State: Salem
Date of Statehood: February 14, 1859
Oregon State Population: 3,641,056 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Oregon produces lilies, cheese, cranberries, wheat, alfalfa, barley, onions, corn, potatoes, sugar beets and melons, oysters, mussels, clams, salmon, halibut, cod, snapper, bass, crabs, shrimp and scallops. Farmers in the inland valleys grow hay, grain, grass seed, vegetables, nuts (Oregon is the nation's largest producer of hazelnuts), berries, Christmas trees, wine grapes, flower bulbs, pears, plums, cherries and apples. also are raised. Oregon's livestock includes poultry, cows, sheep and pigs.
Primary Industry: Oregon's largest manufacturing industries include forest products, high technology, food processing and metals. Services, agriculture, tourism and international trade are other important sectors of Oregon's economy. Industries that are growing quickly in Oregon include plastics, biotechnology, software, and film and video production.
Oregon State Nickname: The Beaver State
Oregon State Motto: Alis Volat Propriis (She flies with her own wings.)
Oregon State Flower:
Oregon Grape (Berberis aquifolium)(Legislation of 1899)
Oregon State Tree: The Douglas Fir (Legislation of 1939)
Oregon State Bird:
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)(Legislation of 1927)
Oregon State Fish: Chinook Salmon (Legislation of 1961)
Oregon State Insect: Oregon Swallowtail Butterfly (Legislation of 1979)
Oregon State Gemstone: Sunstone (Legislation of 1987)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Oregon State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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