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Interesting Facts About Eugene

20 Interesting Facts About Eugene

Facts About Eugene

  1. Eugene is named after its founder, Eugene Franklin Skinner. Until 1889, it was named Eugene City.
  2. Eugene is home to the University of Oregon, Bushnell University, and Lane Community College.
  3. The DC Vertigo comic book series iZombie is set in Eugene.
  4. Eugene’s largest industries are wood products manufacturing and recreational vehicle manufacturing.
  5. Eugene’s official slogan is “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors” and is also sometimes referred to as the “Emerald City” and as “Track Town, USA”.
  6. The Nike corporation had its beginnings in Eugen.
  7. The city has a total area of 43.74 square miles, of which 43.72 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water.
  8. In 2022, the city will host the 18th Track and Field World Championships.
  9. Eugene is mentioned in The Simpsons episode Margical History Tour and the Futurama episode The 30% Iron Chef.
  10. The first people to settle in the Eugene area were known as the Kalapuyans, also written Calapooia or Calapooya.
  11. Eugene is located at an elevation of 426 feet (130 m).
  12. Eugene’s average annual temperature is 52.5 °F (11.4 °C), and annual precipitation at 46.1 inches (1,170 mm).
  13. The estimated population of Eugene is 168,302, as of 2019.
  14. Ken Kesey one of the most prolific thinkers and authors of the era was originally from Eugene.
  15. Eugene’s largest employers are PeaceHealth Medical Group, the University of Oregon, and the Eugene School District.
  16. Eugene has 23 neighbourhood associations
  17. Eugene is twinned with the following sister cities Irkutsk, Russia; Jinju, South Korea; Kakegawa, Japan & Kathmandu, Nepal.
  18. The city’s name was shortened from Eugene City to Eugene in 1889.
  19. Eugene is consistently among the ranks of the most bicycle friendliest cities.
  20. The Eugene Airport was originally where the Bi-Mart on 18th Ave is today. and family-owned supermarket Market of Choice remains in Eugene.

 

Interesting Facts About Eugene
Interesting Facts About Eugene