Oklahoma (OK)

Quick Facts

Capital City: Oklahoma City 

Abbreviation:  OK

Population (2019):  3,850,568; Rank: 28 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:   West

Admission to Statehood:  November 16, 1907 (46th State)

State Motto:  Oklahoma – In God We Trust!

State Nickname:  Sooner State

Origin of State Name:  Based on Choctaw Indian words for “red man”

Area Codes:  405, 539, 580, 918

Zip Codes:  Oklahoma Zip Codes

 

 

State Symbols

Bird:  Scissor-tailed Flycatcher | List of State Birds

Flag:  
The Oklahoma state flag
honors more than 60 groups of Native Americans and their ancestors. The blue field comes from a flag carried by Choctaw soldiers during the civil war. The center shield is the battle shield of an Osage warrior. It is made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle feathers. Two symbols of peace lie across the shield. One is the calumet, or peace pipe. The other is an olive branch. Crosses on the shield are Native American signs for stars, representing high ideals. Get this Flag

Flower:  Mistletoe (Phoradendron serotinum) | Other State Flowers

Soil:  Port

Song:  “Oklahoma” | Words by: Oscar Hammerstein | Music by: Richard Rodgers Other State Songs | Sheet Music

Tree: Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) | Other State Trees

Quarter:  Oklahoma Quarter | List of State Quarters

 

 

 

Geography

Oklahoma on a US map

 

Area:  

  • Area: 69,903 sq.mi (181,048 sq.km.), 20th
  • Land: 68,679 sq.mi. (177,878 sq.km.), 19th
  • Water: 1,224 sq.mi. (3,170 sq.km.), 29th

Largest Cities: Oklahoma City | Tulsa | Norman | Broken Arrow | Lawton | Edmond | Moore | Midwest City | Enid | Stillwater

Border States:  Arkansas | Colorado | Kansas | Missouri | New Mexico | Texas | List of US Regions

Highest Point:  Black Mesa ; 4,973 feet, ( 1,516 m.) 23rd tallest

Lowest Point:  Oklahoma; 287 feet, 33rd lowest

Geographic Center:  8 miles north of Oklahoma City

National Parks:   Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Oklahoma City National Memorial
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Location: 

 

State Government

Governor:  Kevin Stitt  (R)

Senators:  James Lankford (R) Jim Inhofe (R)

Representatives:  House Senate

Constitution:  Oklahoma’s Constitution 

Electoral College Votes:  7  votes

 

Economy

 

    • Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, milk, poultry, cotton.
    • Industry: Transportation equipment, machinery, electric products, rubber and plastic products, food processing.
  • White Pages: Oklahoma White Pages

Education