|Capital city||Oklahoma City|
|Population||3,963,516 people (2020)
Oklahoma (English: Oklahoma; Cherokee: Asgaya gigageyi / ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᎩᎦᎨᏱ) is a state in the United States, whose zip code is OK, and the capital is Oklahoma City. Oklahoma has a population of 3,930,864 (2017). Oklahoma has a total area of 181,031 km², of which 177,832 km² is land and 3,199 km² is water (1.77%).
Oklahoma geographic map
Oklahoma borders Arkansas and Missouri to the east, Kansas to the north, Colorado to the northwest, New Mexico to the west, and Texas to the south and near west.
Oklahoma is the place on earth that falls most often under the destructive actions of a natural disaster – a tornado. In May 2003, about 800-1000 tornadoes were observed in the state, with 400 of them reaching the ground.
According to Countryaah, Oklahoma consists of 77 counties:
- Le Flor
- Roger Mills
|Highness height||396 m|
|Population||560,333 people (2009)
Oklahoma City (in English: Oklahoma City) is the capital and largest city of the state of Oklahoma, United States of America, and the county seat of Oklahoma County.
It has a population of 541,500 inhabitants (2005). The city was founded in 1889. It became famous for the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, which was the largest domestic terrorist attack in US history before the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The city was founded on April 22, 1889, when nearly 10,000 settlers received plots of land in the previously uninhabited area of the city. The population grew rapidly and doubled between 1890 and 1900. When the state of Oklahoma joined the United States in 1907, the city was already Oklahoma’s most populous and largest commercial center, surpassing the territorial capital of Guthrie. Soon after, Oklahoma City was chosen as the state capital.
In the early 20th century, Oklahoma City developed as a major cattle market. In 1928, when large oil deposits were discovered in the area (including under the state Capitol), the oil industry developed rapidly, giving a powerful boost to the local economy.
Oklahoma City is located in the central part of the state, about a 3-hour drive from Dallas. Its total area is 1608.8 km².
The city is crossed by the North Canadian River, which in the 12 km section that runs through the city was renamed the Oklahoma River in 2004. In the past, the river overflowed every year, causing flooding and destruction (including the old Oklahoma City Zoo).. In 1940, a dam was built to solve the problems of annual flooding. Within the city there are also 3 large lakes – Hefner and Overholzer in its northwestern part and the largest – Stanley Draper, in its southeastern outskirts.
The climate is subtropical, with hot and humid summers and cool winters. The average January temperature is 2.6 °C and the average July temperature is 27.8 °C. Tornadoes are typical for the area in every month of the year, with their peak in April and May. On May 3, 1999, the southern parts of the city were hit by one of the most destructive tornadoes ever recorded, with wind speeds reaching up to 510 km/h.
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Born in Oklahoma City
- Cody Bryant (b. 1984), pornographic actress
- Ray William Johnson (b. 1981), video blogger
- Bibi Jones (born 1991), pornographic actress
- JJ Cale (1938 – 2013), musician
- John Michael Tolbutt (b. 1954), singer
- Ross Thomas (1926 – 1995), writer
- Elizabeth Warren (b. 1949), politician
- Matthew Followill (b. 1984), musician
- Nathan Followill (b. 1979), musician
- Joe Holdeman (b. 1943), writer
- Don Cherry (1936 – 1995), musician