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Salem is the capital of the state of Oregon and county seat of Marion County. The district of West Salem lies in Polk County. It is located in the mid-Willamette Valley, between Portland and Eugene, in one of the most
productive agricultural regions in the world.
As of July 1, 2005, it had a population of 147,250, making it the second
largest city in Oregon (after Portland).
"Salem" is derived from the Arabic word "Salam" and the Hebrew word
"Shalom", both meaning "peace". Historically, Salem has been
nicknamed the "Cherry City", because of the importance of the local
cherry growing industry.
The annual World Beat Festival, held in June, is sponsored by
the nonprofit Salem Multicultural Institute. The event lasts for two
days and is held at the Riverfront Park. It features international
crafts, music, dance, food, and folklore from every continent, and in
recent years has held a Dragon Boat race similar to the ones held
during the Rose Festival in Portland.
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