Last updated on February 7th, 2023
44. Oklahomans love tasty food, and you can enjoy their excellent food too. Besides, you can enjoy the delicious meals at various food joints. You can be sure to enjoy their steak at a steakhouse or warming up the grill. While at it, taste their fountain drink, cold beer, and sonic cherry limeade and tater tots. Oklahomans love the food grown and raised on their land, and it is rich with a culinary heritage such as Indian tacos, barbecue, and chicken-fried steak.
45. Visitors will find the Oklahoma City Zoo at the heart of the city. It offers visitors a unique experience that displays the beauty of most of the magnificent animals in the world. Interestingly, the Oklahoma City Zoo was established in 1902 and is home to close to 12 attractions including carnivorous cats, two species of bears, and Asian elephants that offer learning opportunities and in-depth exploration to its visitors.
46. The Oklahoma Aquarium is a must-see attraction site in the state. It is home to amazing aquatic life in immersive exhibits. Visitors who visit the Oklahoma Aquarium get to see 300-pound sea turtles, Caribbean fish, and reef sharks from an underwater observation location. It has the largest bull sharks. The Oklahoma Aquarium is a perfect place for adults and kids of all ages.
47. The Marland Estate Mansion is situated in Ponca City, Oklahoma. It conserves the former home of E.W, Marland who was the founder of Marland Oil Company. The Marland Estate Mansion is open to the public, and it hosts several original room spaces as well as other small historical museums such as the Bryant Baker Gallery, Carl and Carolyn Renfro Gallery, Marland Oil Museum, and John Duncan Forsyth Room.
48. The Oklahoma City, the capital of the state, is near the centre of the state.
49. Oklahoma City is the second-largest capital city in the United States by area.
50. Did you know that the annual per capita income in Oklahoma is below the national average and so is the median household income? This is mainly due to the fact that the economy of the state is not as balanced as those of many other U.S. states. The state depended heavily on petroleum and agriculture in the past. However, in the recent past, to boost its economy, the state is doing its best to attract visitors by supporting tourism. Oil and gas have contributed the most to the state’s economy in the past.
Oklahoma State – Quick facts and information
|State Capital||Oklahoma City|
|Largest City||Oklahoma City|
|State Size||Total (Land + Water): 69,898 sq miles; Land Only: 68,667 sq miles|
(Estimate July 1, 2021 from United States Census Bureau)
|Statehood||November 16, 1907|
|State rank by population||28th|
|State rank by date of formation||46th|
|State rank by area||20th|
|Number of Counties||77
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|Demonym||Oklahoman; Okie (colloq.)|
|Bordering States||Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas|
|Highest Point||Black Mesa
4,975 ft (1516 m)
|Lowest point||Little River at Arkansas border
289 ft (88 m)
|Mean elevation||1,300 feet above sea level|
|Length||465 miles (750 km)|
|Width||230 miles (450 km)
|Governor||Kevin Stitt (R)|
|Lieutenant Governor||Matt Pinnell (R)|
|State Motto||Labor omnia vincit (Labor conquers all things)
|State Nickname||Sooner State
|Famous people||Dan Hampton (Pro Football player)
Bullet Rogan (Baseball player)
Marques Haynes (Basketball player)
Brad Pitt (Actor)
Garth Brooks (Singer)
|State Bird||Scissor-tailed Flycatcher|
|State Butterfly||Black Swallowtail|
|State Furbearer Animal||Raccoon|
|State fish||White bass|
|State Fossil||Saurophaganax Maximus|
|State Flower||Oklahoma Rose|
|State flying mammal||Mexican free-tailed bat|
|State game bird||Wild turkey|
|State Insect||Honey bee|
|State reptile||Collared lizard|
|State Wild flower||Indian blanket|
|Longitude||94° 26' W to 103° W|
|Latitude||33°37' N to 37° N|
|Time Zone||Central Time Zone|
|Area Codes||405, 580, 918|
|Table last updated||December 9, 2022|