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Oklahoma

Oklahoma
US State
NicknameSooner State
MottoLabor omnia vincit (Latin)
Official languagesEnglish
DemonymOklahoman; Okie (colloq.)
CapitalOklahoma City
Largest citycapital
Area
Area Ranked20th
Total69898 sq mi 181195 km2
Width230 mi 370 km
Length298 mi 480 km
% water1.8
Population
Pop. Rank28th
Total3,751,351 (2010 Census Estimate)
Density54.6 /sq mi 21.1 /km2
Elevation
Highest pointBlack Mesa
4973 ft 1515 m
Mean1296 ft 395 m
Lowest pointLittle River
289 ft 88 m
Other information
Admission to UnionNovember 16, 1907 (46th)
GovernorMary Fallin (R)
Lieutenant GovernorTodd Lamb (R)
LegislatureOklahoma Legislature
Upper houseSenate
Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsJim Inhofe (R)
Thomas A. Coburn (R)
U.S. House delegation4 Republicans, 1 Democrat
Timezone
- all of the state (legally) - Central: UTC-6/-5
- Kenton (informally) - Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5

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Oklahoma c-enaudio=en-us-Oklahoma.oggˌoʊkləˈhoʊmə is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. With an estimated 3,751,351 residents as of the 2010 census and a land area of 68,667 square miles (177,847 km2), Oklahoma is the 28th most populous and 20th-largest state. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people", and is known informally by its nickname, The Sooner State. Formed by the combination of Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory on November 16, 1907, Oklahoma was the 46th state to enter the union. Its residents are known as Oklahomans or, informally, "Okies" or "Sooners", and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

A major producer of natural gas, oil and agriculture, Oklahoma relies on an economic base of aviation, energy, telecommunications, and biotechnology. It has one of the fastest growing economies in the nation, ranking among the top states in per capita income growth and gross domestic product growth. Oklahoma City and Tulsa serve as Oklahoma's primary economic anchors, with nearly 60 percent of Oklahomans living in their metropolitan statistical areas.

With small mountain ranges, prairie, and eastern forests, most of Oklahoma lies in the Great Plains and the U.S. Interior Highlands-a region especially prone to severe weather. In addition to having a prevalence of German, Irish, English, Scottish and Native American ancestry, more than 25 Native American languages are spoken in Oklahoma, the most of any state. It is located on a confluence of three major American cultural regions and historically served as a route for cattle drives, a destination for southern settlers, and a government-sanctioned territory for Native Americans. Part of the Bible Belt, widespread belief in evangelical Christianity makes it one of the most politically conservative states, though Oklahoma has more voters registered with the Democratic Party than with any other party.

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Huskers fall short in pitching battle, 4-1 - Grand Island Independent Tweet this news
Grand Island Independent--11 -Oklahoma- (29-11, 9-7) put up a pair in the eighth on RBIs from Caleb Bushyhead and Garrett Buechele to down the Huskers 4-1 on Saturday afternoon. The Huskers were held to three hits, two of which came in the sixth inning wh - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:17:58 GMT+00:00
Oklahoma official questions state pension mandates - NewsOK.com Tweet this news
NewsOK.com--Miller also serves as chairman of the -Oklahoma- State Pension Commission, which is holding a special meeting this week. Members are expected to encourage legislators to act on bills that would provide immediate and long-term relief to the str - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:02:08 GMT+00:00
Cost remains a question for CNG vehicles - NewsOK.com Tweet this news
NewsOK.com---Oklahoma- tcredits can help defray the cost of converting to compressed natural gas as a vehicle fuel, but they're not available to everyone. BY JAY F. MARKS jmarks@opubco.com Leave a comment There's a lot to like about compressed n - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:03:11 GMT+00:00
Oklahoma Helicopter Drops Over 50000 Eggs For Easter Egg Hunt - WFMY News 2 Tweet this news
WFMY News 2--Owasso, OK -- The Easter bunny got a little help from a "big black bird" on Saturday. A helicopter dropped more than 50-thousand eggs in Owasso. Hundreds of kids were eagerly waiting on the ground below. And with the go-ahea - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 01:11:01 GMT+00:00
Oklahoma scene - NewsOK.com Tweet this news
NewsOK.com---Oklahoma- State scored five runs in the top of the ninth and held off No. 16 Baylor 5-1 in Waco, Texas, Saturday. The 18th-ranked Cowgirls moved into sole possession of third place in the Big 12 standings. OSU spread out its offensive attack - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:11:14 GMT+00:00
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KFOR--Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued April 24 at 1:33AM CDT expiring April 24 at 2:30AM CDT by NWS Norman--Oklahoma- City THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHWESTERN LINCOLN COUNTY IN CENTRAL . - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 06:42:48 GMT+00:00
Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts performing arts schedule - NewsOK.com Tweet this news
NewsOK.com--Here's a look at the schedule for the first few days of the 2011 Festival of the Arts in downtown -Oklahoma- City. • 7:30 pm: Science Museum -Oklahoma- Presents: The Science of WOW! (science demonstration) Thank you for joining our conv - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:13:36 GMT+00:00
Discover Oklahoma: Gunfire to echo again at Honey Springs - NewsOK.com Tweet this news
NewsOK.com--Discover -Oklahoma-: The Friends of the Honey Springs Battlefield has contracted with Architectural Design Group of -Oklahoma- City to develop a design for a $1 million, 6000-square-foot visitors center and museum. This year's three-day C - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:14:51 GMT+00:00
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ESPN--Zbikowski, fighting at cruiserweight while the NFL is on hiatus with the lockout, scored a first-round knockout over Blake Warner of -Oklahoma- City. Referee Vic Drakulich stopped the bout at 2:20 of the round after Zbikowski (4-0, three KOs) droppe - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:50:09 GMT+00:00
Thousands participate in Heart Walk through downtown Oklahoma City - NewsOK.com Tweet this news
NewsOK.com--An estimated 7500 people participated in the Central -Oklahoma- Start! Heart Walk on Saturday morning in downtown -Oklahoma- City. The event raised awareness and money for the American Heart Association. BY DARLA SLIPKE dslipke@opubco.com Leav - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:11:59 GMT+00:00

Climate :
City Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Oklahoma City 47/26 54/31 62/39 71/48 79/58 87/66 93/71 92/70 84/62 73/51 60/38 50/29
Tulsa 46/26 53/31 62/40 72/50 80/59 88/68 94/73 93/71 84/63 74/51 60/39 50/30
Lawton 50/26 56/31 65/40 73/49 82/59 90/68 96/73 95/71 86/63 76/51 62/39 52/30
Average high/low temperatures in °F

Presidential election results
National politics :
Year Republicans Democrats
2008 65.65% 960,165 34.35% 502,496
2004 65.57% 959,792 34.43% 503,966
2000 60.31% 744,337 38.43% 474,276
1996 48.26% 582,315 40.45% 488,105
1992 42.65% 592,929 34.02% 473,066
1988 57.93% 678,367 41.28% 483,423
1984 68.61% 861,530 30.67% 385,080
1980 60.50% 695,570 34.97% 402,026
1976 49.96% 545,708 48.75% 532,442
1972 73.70% 759,025 24.00% 247,147
1968 47.68% 449,697 31.99% 301,658
1964 44.25% 412,665 55.75% 519,834
1960 59.02% 533,039 40.98% 533,039

State of Oklahoma

State capital: Oklahoma City
TopicsHistory * Politics * Government * Governor (List) * Symbols * People * Geography * Economy * Sports * Demographics * Visitor Attractions
RegionsArklatex * Central * Cherokee Outlet * Cross Timbers * Four State Area * Flint Hills * Green Country * Kiamichi Country * Little Dixie * Northwestern * Oklahoma City Metro * Ouachita Mountains * The Ozarks * Panhandle * South Central * Southwestern
Largest citiesBroken Arrow * Edmond * Enid * Lawton * Midwest City * Moore * Norman * Oklahoma City * Stillwater * Tulsa
CountiesAdair * Alfalfa * Atoka * Beaver * Beckham * Blaine * Bryan * Caddo * Canadian * Carter * Cherokee * Choctaw * Cimarron * Cleveland * Coal * Comanche * Cotton * Craig * Creek * Custer * Delaware * Dewey * Ellis * Garfield * Garvin * Grady * Grant * Greer * Harmon * Harper * Haskell * Hughes * Jackson * Jefferson * Johnston * Kay * Kingfisher * Kiowa * Latimer * Le Flore * Lincoln * Logan * Love * Major * Marshall * Mayes * McClain * McCurtain * McIntosh * Murray * Muskogee * Noble * Nowata * Okfuskee * Oklahoma * Okmulgee * Osage * Ottawa * Pawnee * Payne * Pittsburg * Pontotoc * Pottawatomie * Pushmataha * Roger Mills * Rogers * Seminole * Sequoyah * Stephens * Texas * Tillman * Tulsa * Wagoner * Washington * Washita * Woods * Woodward



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