Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The state lies on the
Pacific coast between Washington on the north and California and Nevada on the south; Idaho lies to
the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers form much of its northern and eastern
boundaries, respectively. The valley of the Willamette River in western Oregon
is the most densely populated and agriculturally productive region of the state.
Oregon has one of the most diverse landscapes of any state in the U.S. It is
well known for its tall, dense forests; its accessible and scenic Pacific
coastline; and its rugged, glaciated Cascade volcanoes. Other areas include
semiarid scrublands, prairies, and deserts that cover approximately half the
state in eastern and north-central Oregon.
Oregon's population in 2000 was about 3.5 million, a 20.3% increase over
1990. It is estimated to have reached 3.7 million by 2006.
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