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Many symbols of Oregon can be found in our Oregon coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Oregon Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Oregon OutlineState Name: Oregon
State Nickname: The Beaver State
State Capital: Salem
State Governor: Kate Brown
State Abbreviation: Ore.
2 letter Postal Code: OR
Area: 96,981 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Feb. 14, 1859
State #: 33
Borders: Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, Pacific Ocean, Columbia River, Snake River
Oregon flagFlag Meaning: On one side of the flag, are symbolic elements from the state seal - a gold shield supported by 33 stars is centered on a dark blue field. The 33 stars represent Oregon as the 33rd state to join the Union. An elk in the mountains represent abundance of game there. Also represented are a covered wagon, the Pacific Ocean, a British man-of-war and an American steamer. These represent early settlement and an end of British influence. The plow, sheaf, and pick ax stand for farming and mining. Above the shield is an eagle clenching an olive branch and the words "State of Oregon." Below the shield, the date 1859 is displayed which represents the year Oregon joined the Union. The other side of the flag displays a gold beaver. The flag was adopted in 1925.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 5
State Motto: Alis volat Propriis (She flies with her own wings)
State Flower: Oregon grape
State Bird: western meadowlark
State Song: "Oregon, My Oregon"
State Tree: douglas fir
State Mammal: beaver
State Fish: chinook salmon
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Salem, Eugene, Gresham, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Medford, Bend, Springfield, Corvallis
Famous Residents:
- Jane Powell, actress
- Doc Severinsen, band leader
- William E. Stafford, poet
- Sally Struthers, actress
Attractions: Fort Clatsop Memorial, Bonneville Dam, Annual Rose Festival, Mount Hood, The Dalles Dam, Hell's Canyon, Crater Lake, Bonneville Trout and Salmon Hatchery, Elizabethan Theater, Forestry Building, Sea Lion Caves
Agriculture: flower bulbs, fruits, vegetables, nuts, grasses, grains, hops, livestock, seeds
Natural Resources: clay, diatomite, limestone, mercury, nickel, pumice, sand, gravel, stone, lumber

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