Oklahoma Information

Geographical and Demographical Statistics

Oklahoma means "Land of the Red People" in the Choctaw Language.

Admitted to the Union November 16, 1907, the 46th state

Divided into 77 counties with a total area of 69,957 square miles

Ranks 18th in area at 69,957 square miles:

68,656 square miles of land, 7.5 million areas of forest
1,301 square miles of water, and more coastline than the Atlantic and Gulf together

Oklahoma is bordered by six states: Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Missouri and Arkansas

Equidistant from Los Angeles and New York, and within 500 miles of 71 million people

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State Motto: Labor Omnia Vincit (Labor Conquers All Things)

State Colors: Green and White

State Tree: Redbud (Cercis Canadensis)

State Animal: American Buffalo (Bison)

State Bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Muscivora Forficata)

State Fish: White Bass (Sand Bass) (Morone Chrysops)

State Flower: Mistletoe (Phoradendron Serotinum)

State Rock: Rose Rock (Barite Rose)


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