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OKLAHOMA


  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Oklahoma City // state code ISO: OK ; FIPS: US40
    surface: 177886 sq.km = 68681 sq.mi // rank in USA: 19 // location: West South Central
    climate: temeprate; southern humid belt merging with colder northern continental; E humid, W dry
    entered USA as 46th state on: 1907-11-16
    administrative division: 77 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 3,450,654
    population density 2000: 19 per sq.km = 50 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 9,7%
    main ethnic groups: white 76,2%; black 7,6%; Asian 1,4%; Native American/Nat. AK 7,9%; other 7%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: wheat, cotton, hay, peanuts, grain sorghum, soybeans, corn, pecans
    livestock (million): cattle: 5,1 / pigs: 2,3 / poultry: 5,3 ; broilers 216,4 / sheep: 0,055
    timber/lumber: pine, oak, hickory
    chief industries: manufacturing, mineral & energy exploration & production, agriculture, services
    chief industrial products: nonelectrical machinery, transportation equipment, food products
    chief mining products: crushed stone, portland cement, sand & gravel, helium
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Black Mesa 1516 m = 4973 ft
    other mountains: a nameless mountain in the SW corner (W of Felt) of the NW panhandle of 1433 m
    lowest point in the state: ca 110 m in the SE corner
    lakes: possibly no natural lakes
    artificial lakes: Eufaula Lake, Robert S. Kerr Res., L. Hudson, L. O' The Cherokees, L. Texoma, Oologah L.
    rivers: Arkansas, Red River, Canadian, Washita, Neosho
    others: islands: none // deserts:
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Sooner State
    motto: Labor Omnia Vincit (Labor conquers all things)
    song: Oklahoma!
    flower: Mistletoe // bird: Scissor-tailed flycatcher // tree: Redbud
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.04 by Jan Lahmeyer
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