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Salem, Oregon
Oregon State Capitol
Nickname(s): The Cherry City
Coordinates: 44°55′51″N 123°1′44″W / 44.93083°N 123.02889°W / 44.93083; -123.02889Coordinates: 44°55′51″N 123°1′44″W / 44.93083°N 123.02889°W / 44.93083; -123.02889
County Marion County, Polk County
Founded 1842
Government
 • Mayor Anna M. Peterson
Area
 • City 120.1 km2 (46.4 sq mi)
 • Land 118.4 km2 (44.8 sq mi)
 • Water 1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Elevation 46.7 m (154 ft)
Population (2006)
 • City 149,305
 • Density 1,156.1/km2 (2,994.0/sq mi)
 • Metro 379,406
  (estimated)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

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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