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The capital of Oregon is Salem.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Oregon: OR
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "ORE" as the abbreviation for Oregon. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "OR" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviation for Oregon: Ore.
The pronunciation of Oregon:
When the people of Oregon refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: While most of Oregon lies in the Pacific Time (PST/PDT) zone, Malheur County is in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone. The southern 20% of Malheur County lies in the Pacific Time (PST/PDT) zone.
All of Oregon observes daylight saving time.
Nickname for Oregon: "The Beaver State"
State Motto: "Alis Volat Propiis" (She flies with her own wings)
State Bird: Western Meadowlark (sturnella neglecta)
State Tree: Douglas Fir (pseudotsuga menziesii)
State Flower: Oregon Grape (berberis aquifolium)
State Song: "Oregon, My Oregon"
Statehood: Oregon became the 33rd state on Feb 14, 1859.
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