Oregon is a mountainous state at the north-western part of our country, one of the so-called Pacific states. The population is 3,641,000 people. The capital is Salem's the largest city is Portland. Other major cities are Eugene, Gresham, Beaverton, Medford, Corvallis, Springfield, Astoria. Official nickname is Beaver State. Oregon has an area of 254.772 thousand km ² (ninth among the states). In the north it borders with the state of Washington, at the east - with Idaho, at the south - with Nevada and California. In the west, its territory washed by the Pacific Ocean.