How much do you know about the state of Oklahoma? Improve your knowledge through these wide-range facts about Oklahoma. Read on to learn about history of Oklahoma and know its land area, population, motto and more.

Fast Oklahoma Facts

  • State Capital: Oklahoma City
  • Land Area: 69,903 sq. miles, making it the 20th largest US state
  • No. of Counties: 77
  • State Abbreviation: OK
  • Population: 3,450,654 from 2000 census, making it the 27th most populous US state
  • Largest City: Oklahoma City
  • Locals Name: Oklahomans
  • Major Industries: Oil/Natural Gas Industry, Farming
  • Motto: “Labor omnia vincit” which means “Labor Conquers All Things”

Interesting Facts about Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma Trivia: The name Oklahoma is a derivative of two combined Choctaw Indian words “okla” which means “People” and “humma” which means “red”.
  • Oklahoma is also known as “Sooner State”.
  • Brief Oklahoma History: In 1541, Oklahoma was first explored by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado for Spain. In 1803, majority of Oklahoma State was acquired by US from the Louisiana Purchase in France.
  • Did you know? Guthrie was the first Oklahoma Capital, but due to public demand, it goes to Oklahoma City.

Emblems and Symbols of Oklahoma

  • Folk Song: “Oklahoma!” composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • Tree: Redbud
  • Fish: White or Sand Bass
  • Flower: Oklahoma Rose
  • Bird: Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
  • Grass: Indian grass
  • Animal: Buffalo

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