Covering an area of 11,040 sq. km, Oklahoma is located in the South-central region of the United States.
Oklahoma is the state of contrasts and encompasses the Nation’s most diverse terrain ranging from the rolling hills of the east to the high plains that extends from the Panhandle region into the states of Texas and New Mexico.
As observed on the map, a major portion of Oklahoma is a series of flat plains, that are dissected by rolling hills, ridges, and low mountains.
The Great Plains of North America slopes east from the Rocky Mountains, extending south from Canada, through the State of Oklahoma, and into the northern regions of the State of Texas.
The north-western corner of Oklahoma is known as the Panhandle, which is a fertile grassland area that gently rises into rocky mesas near its western border with Colorado and New Mexico. Located in Cimarron County in the extreme north-western part of the state is Oklahoma’s highest point - Black Mesa, which rises to an elevation of 4,973ft (1,516m).
There are three mountainous areas within the state. These are the irregular, low granite peaks of the Arbuckle and Wichita Mountains; and the sandstone ridges of the Ouachita Mountains. Also, to the east of Tulsa, a portion of Oklahoma's land rises into the Ozark Plateau, a heavily-forested region of small hills and mountains crisscrossed by numerous small rivers and streams. The three significant rivers that flow through Oklahoma and drain into the Gulf of Mexico include the Arkansas, Canadian, and Red River. Marked by an inverted yellow triangle is the state's lowest point which lies along the banks of the Little River, just to the south of Shawnee at 289ft (88m). The major man-made lakes in Oklahoma include Lake O' the Cherokees and Lake Texoma, as well as Lake Hudson, Eufaula Lake, Gibson Lake, and Oologah Lake. Lake Texoma is the state’s largest body of water and is situated in the southern part of the state, on the Texas-Oklahoma border.
The State of Oklahoma is divided into 77 counties. In alphabetical order, these counties are: Adair, Alfalfa, Atoka, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Bryan, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cherokee, Choctaw, Cimarron, Cleveland, Coal, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Custer, Delaware, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Haskell, Hughes, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnston, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Latimer, Leflore, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Major, Marshall, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, McIntosh, Murray, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okfuskee, Oklahoma County, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Roger Mills, Rogers, Seminole, Sequoyah, Stephens, Texas, Tillman, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington, Washita, Woods, Woodward.
With an area of 11,040 sq. km, the State of Oklahoma is the 20th largest and the 28th most populous state in the USA. Located near the state’s center, along the North Canadian River is Oklahoma City – the capital and the largest city in Oklahoma. It hosts one of the largest livestock markets in the world.
The State of Oklahoma is located in the South-central region of the United States. Oklahoma is bordered by the state of New Mexico in the west; by Colorado in the northwest; by Texas in the west and south; by Kansas in the north; by Arkansas in the east and by Missouri in the northeast.
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|Legal Name||State of Oklahoma|
|ISO 3166 Code||US-OK|
|Capital City||Oklahoma City|
This page was last updated on February 25, 2021