Facts About Oklahoma

Facts About Oklahoma

Oklahoma is one of the 50 states of the United States of America. This state entered the Union on November 16, 1907. It became the 46th state.

  • State Number of Counties: 77

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  • State Flag: Adopted on April 2, 1925

  • State Motto: "Labor omnia vincit" - Labor Conquers All Things

  • State Capital: Oklahoma City

  • State Abbreviation: OK

  • State Name of Residents: Oklahomans

  • Date State Entered the Union: November 16, 1907

  • State Size: 69,903 square miles

  • State Colors: Green and white

  • State Song: "Oklahoma!" by Rodgers and Hammerstein

  • State Dance: Square dance

  • State Waltz: "Oklahoma Wind"

  • State Percussive Musical Instrument: Drum

  • State Nick Name: Sooner State

  • State Tree: Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

  • State Flower: Oklahoma Rose

  • State Wild Flower: Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)

  • State Grass: Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

  • State Floram Emblem: Mistletoe (Phoradendron serotinum)

  • State Animal: Buffalo (Bison bison)

  • State Game Mammal: White-tail deer

  • State Furbearer: Raccoon

  • State Bird: Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (Muscivora forficata)

  • State Game Bird: Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

  • State Fish: White or Sand Bass (Morone chrysops)

  • State Insect: Honey bee (Apis mallifera)

  • State Butterfly: Black swallowtail

  • State Fossil: Saurophaganax maximus

  • State Dinosaur: Acrocanthosaurus atokensis

  • State Reptile: Collared Lizard (Mountain Boomer) (Crotaphytus collaris)

  • State Rock: Rose rock - Barite rose

  • State Soil: Port Silt Loam (cumulic haplustolls)

  • State Beverage: Milk

  • State Major Rivers: Arkansas River, Canadian River, Red River

  • State Major Lakes: Lake Texoma, Eufaula Lake, Lake Hudson, Lake O' the Cherokees, Gibson Lake, Oologah Lake, Keystone Lake

  • State Highest Point: Black Mesa - 4,973 feet (1,516 m) above sea level

  • Bordering States: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas

  • State Name Origin: The name Oklahoma is from the Choctaw Indian words "okla" which mean people and "humma" meaning red.

  • State Largest City: Oklahoma City

  • State Other Largest Cities: Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Lawton, Broken Arrow, Edmond, Midwest City, Moore, Enid, Stillwater

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