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Key Facts

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Oklahoma State Facts

Population (1994): 3,258,000 (28th in size)

State size: 69,956 square miles (18th in size)

State Capital: Oklahoma City (named after the state name Oklahoma)

Major cities: Lawton, Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa

Admission to union: The 46th State

Date entered the union: November 16, 1907

Origin of state name: Named from the Indian words "okla homma" meaning "red people."

Nicknames: The Sooner State

Bordering states: Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas

State bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

State flower: Mistletoe

State tree: Redbud

Motto: Work Conquers All


Geographic Landmarks

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Crystal Bridge is at the Myriad Botanical gardens.  


Points of Interest

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The Professional Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio.  


Major Industries

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Agriculture includes cattle, wheat, peanuts and cotton. Natural resources include oil, natural gas and minerals.  


Historical Highlights

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Initial home of the Choctaw, Cherokee, Creek and Seminole tribes. Oklahoma became part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase.  


Population and Culture

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Interesting Tidbits

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Links to other sites about Oklahoma

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Oklahoma State Flag

Oklahoma State Flag


Oklahoma State Government home page

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