Map of Oregon
The Physical Map of Oregon brings out the diverse topography of the state with hand painted relief features. Comprehensive detailing of physical attributes from the volcanoes, high deserts to semi-arid shrublands and coastal areas makes it ideal for reference.
The dominant mountain feature of Cascade Range, Klamath Mountains, Blue Mountains and Mount Hood is depicted with wrinkled folds. The Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley, Columbian Plateau and High Desert region are highlighted with sculptural projection in subdued tones.
National Geographic, the global mapmakers, have designed this map with accuracy and carefully researched data which adds authenticity to this piece.
Details on the map
Designed by the best cartographers of National Geographic, the Map of Oregon presents rich imagery of the State’s diverse terrain. The unique merger of land features like the rugged mountain ranges, the coastal region and the high deserts is represented with shaded relief and wrinkled folds.
The Crater Lake, Columbia River, Snake River, Mount Hood, Columbian Plateau, Cascade Range, Klamath and Blue Mountains can be easily placed on the frame. The state capital Salem and other primary and secondary towns are labeled with clarity. Political boundary with other states is depicted with contrasting color tones and can be identified at a glance.
National and state highways are indicated with thread markings along with airport locations. Other features of the map include National parks, State parks, recreational areas and an elaborate legend that simplifies symbolic data.
Boundaries with neighboring States, State capital Salem and innumerable towns and cities are notably labeled and accurately marked in their true location.
Other aspects of the map include the highway system, airports, recreational area and landmarks. An elaborate key table simplifies symbolic data of the title frame for easy understanding.
Location on the map
Oregon lies in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States in the Western Coast. The Columbia River, the largest river in Pacific Northwest region, makes the northern border of the state and separates the land area from Washington. Snake River makes the eastern border of the state separating the land area from Idaho. California and Nevada form the southern boundary with the state. Pacific Ocean can be placed on the western side of the state.
Region Location on the map of Oregon
According to the USCB the State of Oregon is located in the western part of the US and falls under Pacific Region in Division 9. The other States under this division are Alaska, California, Hawaii, and Washington.
Time Zone in Oregon
The State of Oregon follows two time zones. Most of the state falls under the Pacific time Zone and follows the Pacific Standard Time (PST) which is 8 hours behind Greenwich mean time. A small portion of the state near Idaho border falls under the Mountain Time Zone and observes the Mountain Standard Time (MST) which is 7 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
Oregon is the 9th largest and the 27th most populous state of the USA. The capital, Salem is the second most populous city while Portland is the largest and the most populous city of Oregon. The population concentrates around Willamette Valley. Eugene, Hillsboro Gresham and Beaverton are other major cities that can be placed easily. The state of Oregon is divided into 36 Counties. Multnomah is the most populous county and Harney is the largest county in terms of land area. Other Urban placements include primary and secondary cities and towns, highways, recreational areas, points of interest and airports.
The map of Oregon depicts the diverse physical features of the state with preciseness and accuracy. The state is divided into six geographical regions which are the Coast Range, the Willamette Valley, the Cascade Mountains, the Klamath Mountains, the Columbia Plateau, and the Basin and Range Region The intricate river system includes Columbia River, Deschutes, Willamette River, John Day River, and Snake River. The highest point of Oregon is Mount Hood and the two major lakes are Upper Klamath Lake and Crater Lake.
Coast Range Geographic Region
The Coast Range runs from north to south of the Pacific Ocean. This geographical region holds low mountain ranges and evergreen forests. The Coast Range is subdivided into three main sections, namely northern, central and southern. Mary’s Peak located in the central part is the highest peak of this region. The Columbia River makes the northern boundary of this region. In the southern section the Coquille River can be seen dividing the Coast Range from the Klamath Mountains.
Willamette Valley Geographic Region
Willamette Valley is a narrow strip of land to the east of the Coast Range along the Willamette River. The Willamette River flows through the entire valley and is surrounded by Cascade Range, Coast Range and Calapooya Mountains.
The Cascade Mountain Geographical Region
The Cascade Mountains provide a rugged landscape and hold the State's highest Mount Hood. Many lakes can also be found in this region the most famous being the Crater Lake which is the deepest lake of United States.
Klamath Mountain Geographical Region
This region is located in the southwest corner of Oregon. This region has 11 wilderness areas which extend over Oregon and California. The main rivers that flow through this region within the state are Klamath River and Rogue River.
Columbia Plateau Geographical Region
This region covers most of eastern Oregon. The Blue Mountains and the Wallowa Mountains rise in the northeastern part of this region. The major cities located in the Columbia Plateau are Hermiston, Hood River, Pendleton, The Dalles and Milton-Freewater.
Basin and Range Geographical Region
This region is located in the southeastern part of Oregon. This region is marked by steep mountains, desserts and high basins. The High desert lies south of the Blue Mountains in the central and eastern part of the state. The high desert is named as such for its generally high elevation. The Blue Mountain is also located in this geographical region. This ecoregion consists of many basins and mountain regions.
Crater Lake is the only National Park of Oregon’s. However the unique terrain embodies 5 national park sites which include John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon Caves National Monument, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and the McLoughlin House. The state also encompasses 11 Natural Landmarks and 17 Historic Landmarks.
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