Ashland is located in the Rogue Valley, near the southern border of the state of Oregon in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Ashland has a population of 21,430.
Ashland's most important economic activities are tourism, education, the Federal Wildlife Forensics Lab and healthcare.
Ashland has a mayor and a six-member city council.
Southern Oregon University and the University of Guanajuato have been exchanging students, professors and researchers for more than 35 years.