Monday, 26 September 2011

United States of America: Oregon



United States of America


Oregon


State abbreviation: OR


Capital city: Salem














US region: West


Borders: Washington to the North, Idaho to the East, Nevada and California to the South and the Pacific Ocean to the West.









Bird: Western Meadowlark




Flag:





The flag of Oregon is the only state flag with two different pictures on each side. On the reverse appears a beaver the state animal. Both sides have a field of navy blue and with design in gold. The front picture includes a heart shaped shield with an eagle on top, surrounded by thirty-three stars. The scene on the shield shows the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean, mountains, forests and a covered wagon.



Flower: Mahonia aquifolium

Motto: Alis Volat Propiis. (She Flies With Her Own Wings)






You can find a video of the Oregon Coast here.



Sources:

1. http://www.50states.com/oregon.htm

Images:

1. http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/featured_photo/bird.cfm?pix=Western_Meadowlark

2. http://www.wnps.org/plants/mahonia_aquifolium.html

3. http://mapsof.net/map/usa-pacific-northwest-map



Dzhuliya Doncheva Doncheva Group A

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