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Eugene,city (1990 pop. 112,669), seat of Lane co., W Oregon, on the Willamette River; inc. 1862. A processing and shipping center in a farming area, the "Emerald City" has wood-products, recreational-vehicle, and food-processing industries. Its booming tourist industry is based on its attractive environment, river recreation areas, and Willamette National Forest. Eugene also is the seat of the Univ. of Oregon, with its noted Northwest Pacific and arts museums, and of Northwest Christian Univ., has a performing arts center, and is a track and athletics center.
a city in the northwestern USA, in the state of Oregon, on the Willamette River. Population, 88,000 (1975; with suburbs, 230,000). Eugene is the center of an agricultural region in the southern part of the Willamette valley; the area grows primarily fruit. In 1975, 22,000 people were employed in the city’s industries, which include metallurgy (nonferrous metals and alloys), metalworking, food processing, a chemical industry, and a wood-products industry. A university is located in Eugene.