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Oklahoma Information


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Name
Offical Name State of Oklahoma
Nicknames Sooner State
Abbreviations OK, Okla., US-OK
Origin of Name Okla Humma - "Red People" in Choctaw Indian language

Government
Official Language None
Admission to Union 16 November 1907
Time Zone Mountain, Central
Official Web Site www.ok.gov

Population
Capital Oklahoma City
Largest City Oklahoma City
Population 3,450,654 (as of 2000 census)
Economy Agriculture: soy, wheat, cattle, dairy, poultry, cotton, pecans, peanuts, peaches

Industry: transportation equipment, machinery, electric products, rubber and plastic products, food processing, financial services, tourism, biotechnology, energy, aerospace, telecommunications, transportation

Geography
Area 69,960 square miles (181,196 km2)
Major Rivers Canadian River, Red River, Arkansas River
Major Lakes Eufaula Lake, Gibson Lake, Keystone Lake, Lake Hudson, Lake O' the Cherokees, Oologah Lake, Lake Texoma
Highest Point Black Mesa Mountain - 4,973 feet (1,515 meters)
Bordering States Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas
Bordering Country None
Bordering Body of Water None

Symbols
Flag Oklahoma Flag
Motto "Labor omnia vincit" - Labor conquers all things
Song Oklahoma Hills
Anthem Oklahoma!
Waltz Okalhoma Wind
Folk Song Oklahoma Hills
Country and Western Song Faded Love
Children's Song Oklahoma, My Native Land
Poem Howdy Folks
Cartoon Character GUSTY®
Animal Bison
Game Animal White-tail Deer
Furbearer Animal Common Raccoon
Bird Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Game Bird Wild Turkey
Insect Honeybee
Butterfly Black Swallowtail
Fish White Bass
Amphibian Bullfrog
Reptile Collared Lizard
Fossil Saurophaganax Maximus (A species of Allosaurus)
Flower Oklahoma Rose
Wildflower Indian Blanket
Floral Emblem Mistletoe
Fruit Strawberry
Tree Red Bud
Grass Indian Grass
Beverage Milk
Meal Barbecue Pork, Biscuits, Black-eyed Pies, Chicken Fried Steak, Corn, Cornbread, Grits, Pecan Pie, Sausage and Gravy, Squash, Strawberries, Fried Okra
Rock Rose Rock (Barite Rose)
Crystal Hourglass Selenite Crystal
Soil Port Silt Loam
Dance Square Dance
Musical Instrument Fiddle
Percussive Musical Instrument Drum
Western Band The Sounds of the Southwest
Theatre Lynn Riggs Players of Oklahoma, Inc.
Pin "OK" Pin
Tartan Oklahoma Tartan
Colors White, Green


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