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Eugene, Oregon

Eugene Oregon
Administration
Full nameCity of Eugene
Official nameCity of Eugene
Settlement typeCity
MottoA Great City for the Arts and Outdoors
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyLane
Founded1846
Incorporated1862
Government
TypeCouncil-manager
MayorKitty Piercy
City managerJon Ruiz
Geography
Total Area40.54 sq mi (105 km2)
Land Area40.5 sq mi (104.9 km2)
Water Area0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation430 ft (131.1 m)
Demography
Total Population156185 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)351715
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes97401-97405, 97408, 97440
Area code458 and 541
FIPS code41-23850 
GNIS feature ID1120527 

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Eugene (c-eniconjuːˈdʒiːn) is the second largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Lane County. It is located at the south end of the Willamette Valley, at the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, about 50 miles (86 km) east of the Oregon Coast.

As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Eugene has a population of 156,185, and Lane County (co-located with the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area) (MSA) has a population of 351,715. While Eugene has long been the second largest city in Oregon, it was briefly surpassed by Salem between 2005 and 2007. The Eugene-Springfield, Oregon MSA is the 144th largest metropolitan statistical area of the U.S, and the third largest in the state, behind the Portland Metropolitan Area and the Salem Metropolitan Area.

Eugene is home to the University of Oregon. The city is also noted for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities (especially bicycling, running/jogging, rafting, kayaking), focus on the arts, activist political leanings, and residents with "alternative" lifestyles. Eugene's slogan is "A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors." It is also referred to as the "Emerald City", and as "Track Town, USA." The Nike corporation had its beginnings in Eugene.


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