Oklahoma, United States

Oklahoma, United States

Country USA
Capital city Oklahoma City
Area 181,031 km²
Population 3,963,516 people (2020)
21.9 people/km²
Counties 77
Official site www.ok.gov
Oklahoma

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%).

Geography

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.

Counties

Oklahoma consists of 77 counties:

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

Oklahoma City

Country USA
State Oklahoma
Area 1608 km²
Highness height 396 m
Population 560,333 people (2009)
348 people/km²
Founding 1889
Telephone code 405
Official site www.okc.gov
Oklahoma City

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.

History

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.

Geography

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.

Twin Cities

  • Taipei (Taiwan)
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Ulyanovsk (Russia)
  • Haikou (China)
  • Puebla (Mexico)

Personalities

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

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