Oklahoma (OK)

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The lands that make up Oklahoma today were added to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Throughout the 19th century, the United States government relocated Native American tribes from the southeastern United States to the area, and by 1900, more than 30 Native American tribes had been moved to what was originally called the Indian Territories.

At the same time, Texas ranchers began moving into the area in search of new grazing lands, and the government eventually opened the land to settlement, creating “land runs” in which settlers were allowed to cross the border at a certain hour to claim ranches.

Settlers who broke the law and crossed the border earlier than allowed were referred to as “sooners,” which eventually became the state’s nickname. Oklahoma became the 46th state in 1907, following several acts that incorporated more and more Native American tribal land into the US territory.

After its incorporation into the union, Oklahoma became a center for oil production, with much of the state’s early growth coming from that industry. During the 1930s, Oklahoma suffered from drought and high winds, destroying many farms and creating the infamous Dust Bowl of the Great Depression era.

Geography

Oklahoma is a state located in the South Central United States. It is bordered by Kansas to the north, Missouri to the northeast, Arkansas to the east, Texas to the south and west, New Mexico to the west, and Colorado to the northwest. Oklahoma covers an area of 69,898 square miles and has a population of 3.9 million people.

The geography of Oklahoma can be divided into three distinct regions: the Great Plains in the west, the Ouachita Mountains in the south-central part of Oklahoma, and the Ozark Plateau in eastern Oklahoma. The Great Plains are characterized by rolling hills and flat grasslands with few trees or other vegetation. This region is home to some of Oklahoma’s most fertile farmland as well as some of its major cities such as Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

The Ouachita Mountains are located in southeastern Oklahoma and are part of a larger mountain range that extends from Texas into Arkansas. This region features rugged terrain with steep hillsides covered in dense forests. The highest point in Oklahoma is located here at Black Mesa which stands at 4,973 feet above sea level.

The Ozark Plateau is located in eastern Oklahoma near Arkansas and Missouri borders. It is characterized by rolling hills covered with thick deciduous forests that provide habitat for many species of wildlife including deer, turkey, bobcats, raptors and more. This region also contains numerous lakes perfect for fishing or boating activities including Lake Tenkiller which covers over 13 thousand acres of land with over three hundred miles of shoreline!

Oklahoma also contains several rivers including The Arkansas River which runs through much of central-eastern Oklahoma before joining with The Mississippi River at its delta near Louisiana; The Canadian River which forms much of southern border between Texas and Oklahoma; The Red River which forms part of northern border between Texas and Oklahoma; The Cimarron River which runs through western parts of both Kansas & Oklahoma; And finally The North Canadian River which runs through central parts of both Kansas & Oklahoma before joining up with The Arkansas River near Tulsa!

Overall, geography plays an important role for both residents & visitors alike when it comes to experiencing all that this great state has to offer! From its vast plains & rolling hillsides found throughout much western parts – To its rugged mountains & deep forests found throughout eastern regions – There’s something for everyone no matter what their interests may be.

Cities in Oklahoma

Below are the top 15 cities by population in Oklahoma. For all cities and towns in the state, please see Oklahoma cities list.

Oklahoma City is the largest city in Oklahoma and the capital of the state. Situated in central Oklahoma, it is home to a diverse culture, with a variety of museums, theaters, and art galleries. As the hub of business and commerce in Oklahoma, it is home to several corporate headquarters including Devon Energy Corporation and Sonic Drive-In. The downtown area has experienced a recent revitalization, with new restaurants and businesses popping up all over the place. It also boasts an impressive skyline that can be seen from miles away.

Tulsa is another major city in Oklahoma located in the northeast part of the state. It’s known for its vibrant arts scene, with a number of attractions including Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, and Gilcrease Museum. Tulsa also hosts several annual festivals such as Oktoberfest Tulsa and Mayfest that bring people from all over to enjoy music, food, and entertainment from around the world. The city also has plenty of outdoor activities available such as golf courses and parks throughout town. Additionally, its proximity to nearby cities like Joplin makes it easy for visitors to explore other parts of Oklahoma without having to drive too far away.

Rank City Population
1 Oklahoma City 673,183
2 Tulsa 410,652
3 Norman 125,745
4 Broken Arrow 112,751
5 Edmond 93,522
6 Lawton 91,247
7 Moore 62,633
8 Midwest City 58,146
9 Enid 51,129
10 Stillwater 48,055
11 Owasso 37,559
12 Muskogee 37,214
13 Bartlesville 37,074
14 Shawnee 31,237
15 Bixby 28,091

Counties in Oklahoma

The State of Oklahoma consists of 77 counties. They are:

  1. Adair County, Oklahoma
  2. Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
  3. Atoka County, Oklahoma
  4. Beaver County, Oklahoma
  5. Beckham County, Oklahoma
  6. Blaine County, Oklahoma
  7. Bryan County, Oklahoma
  8. Caddo County, Oklahoma
  9. Canadian County, Oklahoma
  10. Carter County, Oklahoma
  11. Cherokee County, Oklahoma
  12. Choctaw County, Oklahoma
  13. Cimarron County, Oklahoma
  14. Cleveland County, Oklahoma
  15. Coal County, Oklahoma
  16. Comanche County, Oklahoma
  17. Cotton County, Oklahoma
  18. Craig County, Oklahoma
  19. Creek County, Oklahoma
  20. Custer County, Oklahoma
  21. Delaware County, Oklahoma
  22. Dewey County, Oklahoma
  23. Ellis County, Oklahoma
  24. Garfield County, Oklahoma
  25. Garvin County, Oklahoma
  26. Grady County, Oklahoma
  27. Grant County, Oklahoma
  28. Greer County, Oklahoma
  29. Harmon County, Oklahoma
  30. Harper County, Oklahoma
  31. Haskell County, Oklahoma
  32. Hughes County, Oklahoma
  33. Jackson County, Oklahoma
  34. Jefferson County, Oklahoma
  35. Johnston County, Oklahoma
  36. Kay County, Oklahoma
  37. Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
  38. Kiowa County, Oklahoma
  39. Latimer County, Oklahoma
  40. Le Flore County, Oklahoma
  41. Lincoln County, Oklahoma
  42. Logan County, Oklahoma
  43. Love County, Oklahoma
  44. Major County, Oklahoma
  45. Marshall County, Oklahoma
  46. Mayes County, Oklahoma
  47. McClain County, Oklahoma
  48. McCurtain County, Oklahoma
  49. McIntosh County, Oklahoma
  50. Murray County, Oklahoma
  51. Muskogee County, Oklahoma
  52. Noble County, Oklahoma
  53. Nowata County, Oklahoma
  54. Okfuskee County, Oklahoma
  55. Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
  56. Okmulgee County, Oklahoma
  57. Osage County, Oklahoma
  58. Ottawa County, Oklahoma
  59. Pawnee County, Oklahoma
  60. Payne County, Oklahoma
  61. Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
  62. Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
  63. Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
  64. Pushmataha County, Oklahoma
  65. Roger Mills County, Oklahoma
  66. Rogers County, Oklahoma
  67. Seminole County, Oklahoma
  68. Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
  69. Stephens County, Oklahoma
  70. Texas County, Oklahoma
  71. Tillman County, Oklahoma
  72. Tulsa County, Oklahoma
  73. Wagoner County, Oklahoma
  74. Washington County, Oklahoma
  75. Washita County, Oklahoma
  76. Woods County, Oklahoma
  77. Woodward County, Oklahoma

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