Oregon state lies on the West Coast of the United States. The state is nicknamed as The Beaver State. It has a total area of 98,381 square mile or 254,806 km2 and a population of 4,142,776 as per 2017 estimates. Map of Oregon was the 33rd state to join the union on 14 February 1859. Its capital is Salem, which is Oregon’s second most populous city. Indigenous inhabited the state, before here arrived, western traders, explorers and settlers. Oregon’s state animal is beaver, after which the state is named The Beaver State. Oregon is one of United States’ most geographically diverse state. You can find high deserts and semi-arid shrublands as well as abundant water bodies and dense evergreen forests. Its northern boundary is defined by Columbian River along the Washington state, whereas its eastern boundary is defined by the Snake River along Idaho. Its southern boundary is with California. Carter Lake situated here is the United States’ deepest lake surrounded by Crater Lake National Park. Oregon is divided into 8 geographical regions.
Map of Oregon
In western Oregon – Oregon coast, the Willamette Valley, Rouge Valley, Cascade Range and Klamath Mountains. In Central and Eastern Oregon –the High Desert, the Columbia Plateau, and the Blue Mountains. 60% of the state’s area is under forests making it a top timber producer of the contiguous US.
Oregon Map USA
Mushrooms hunting is a popular activity of this state and the state also has a mushroom festival every year. The festival is held at Estacada, the Estacada Festival of the Fungus. This event is so big that a documentary was also made in 2014 The Last Season.
Map of Oregon Coast
A story circulates around the city air of a buried pirate treasure on Neahkahnie Mountain on the Oregon Coast. Portland’s Reed college is the world’s only college in liberal arts where a nuclear reactor is run by undergraduates.
Oregon is a holiday paradise with excellent resorts, parks and beaches. It is also praised for its urban charms. City of Portland with its rose gardens, book shops and museums offer a great place to tourists for sightseeing.
Map of Oregon and Washington
Portland is also famous for its bicycle friendly culture. The city organizes a weekly bike race known as “Zoombombing” in which tiny bikes race downhill in the West Hills. Columbia River Gorge is considered the best place for windsurfing worldwide.
Oregon Map of Fires
Crater Lake National Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Cannon Beach, Washington Park, Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon Caves National Monument, Oregon Coast trail, Willamette National Forest, Newport, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of arts, Hell’s Map of Oregon national recreational area etc. are major tourist sites located in Oregon state.