Oklahoma Facts

Oklahoma Facts

Oklahoma is a state located in the South Central United States. Oklahoma is the 20th most extensive and the 28th most populous of the 50 United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". See the fact file below for more information about Oklahoma.

Capital
Oklahoma City

Became a State
November 16, 1907(46th)

Location
south central United States

Area
69,903 sq. miles(20th)

Population
3, 687, 050(27th)

Major Cities
Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, Lawton

Products
natural Gas, oil, cattle, wheat, poultry, swine

Climate
temperate region, occasional extremes of temperate and precipitation typical in a continental climate – weather patterns can vary widely within the state from hot to cold

Yearly Precipitation
averages 31 inches

Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams

Major Waterways
Arkansas River, Canadian River, Red River

Most Famous Citizens
Johnny Bench(baseball player)
Garth Brooks(singer)
James Garner(actor)
Ron Howard(director)
Mickey Mantle(baseball player)
Reba McEntire(singer)
Brad Pitt(actor)
Will Rogers(humorist)
Oral Roberts(evangelist)

State Symbols
Bird – Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Flower – Mistletoe
Animal – Buffalo
Tree – Redbud
Insect – Honeybee