Salem, Oregon

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Salem, Oregon
Oregon State Capitol
Oregon State Capitol
Nickname(s): 
The Cherry City
ORMap-doton-Salem.png
Coordinates: Coordinates: 44°55′51″N 123°1′44″W / 44.93083°N 123.02889°W / 44.93083; -123.02889
CountyMarion County, Polk County
Founded1842
Government
 • MayorAnna M. Peterson
Area
 • City120.1 km2 (46.4 sq mi)
 • Land118.4 km2 (44.8 sq mi)
 • Water1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Elevation
46.7 m (154 ft)
Population
(2006)
 • City149,305
 • Density1,156.1/km2 (2,994.0/sq mi)
 • Metro
379,406
 (estimated)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Websitewww.cityofsalem.net

Salem (IPA: [ˈseɪ lm̩]) is the capital city of the state of Oregon in the United States of America, and county seat of Marion County. As of 2003 it has 142,940 people living in it. It is in the Willamette Valley.

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