- Capital City: Oklahoma City (pop.) 547,274 (2010 est.)
- Oklahoma Population: 3,814,820 (2012 est.)
- Oklahoma Population: (per square mile)
- U.S. State Populations: (all states)
- Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)
all u.s. currency (banknotes)
- Oklahoma Quarter:The first commemorative quarter
coin released in 2008 honors Oklahoma, and is the 46th coin in the
United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.
Oklahoma, the "Sooner State", was admitted into the Union on
November 16, 1907, becoming our Nation's 46th State. Oklahoma's
quarter features an image of the Scissortail Flycatcher, (the State bird), in flight. The bird is soaring over Indian Blanket, the State wildflower.
The coin's inscriptions read "Oklahoma" and "1907".
The Indian Blanket symbolizes the State's Native American
heritage and the native long grass prairies with abundant wildlife.
Oklahoma was formed by a combination of the Oklahoma Territory and the
Territory of the Five Civilized Tribes: Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek,
Seminole and Cherokee.
The name, Oklahoma, is derived from the Choctaw words "okla" and homma" meaning "red" and "people". Additional details
- Land Sizes
- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Lawton, Broken Arrow, Edmond
- Name: The origin of the name is reportedly from two Choctaw Indian words "ukla, and huma" combined they mean "Red People, or Red Person"
- Statehood: Nov. 16, 1907 (46th state)