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About Albany, Oregon

Situated in the state of Oregon, Albany is currently ranked as the eleventh most heavily populated city in the entire state. Named in honor of Albany in the bustling city of New York, this metropolitan is the county seat of Linn County and is much known for its metal industries and farming business. Though Albany’s home county is Linn, some sections of it lie in the corners of the adjacent county which is Benton. ‘Rare metals capital of the world’ and ‘grass seed capital of the world’, the nicknames received by the city for its balancing on one hand, the business of metal and farming earnestly. The city’s economy is driven by its production of titanium, hafnium, zirconium, strawberries, grass seeds, hazelnuts, mint, and beans. As its timber industry failed to provide its best worth to the city, Albany stepped into health services and retail trades for alternatives. As a result, the city has a diverse type of economy. The city also hosts annual festivities for the locals to look forward to. The Northwest Art and Air Festival displays different arts and unusual things involving aeronautics. On the other hand, eating feasts and Jet Ski adventures will be provided by the Willamette River Festival. Major spots for recreations are also spread out in the city. Timber Linn Park is closely located to a venue for live performances and concerts and inside the park itself is a place for games and biking. Golf courses in Spring Hill Country Club and Golf Club of Oregon are also the destinations of those who love golfing.

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