is a major city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S.
state of Oregon. It is the second-largest city in the state and the county seat
of Lane County. It is located at the south end of the Willamette Valley, near
the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, about 50 miles
(80 km) east of the Oregon Coast.
As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Eugene has a population of 156,185, and Lane
County (co-located with the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area)
(MSA) has a population of 351,715. While Eugene has long been the
second-largest city in Oregon, it was briefly surpassed by