Facts about Oklahoma
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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