Oklahoma State Facts and History

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Oklahoma Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Kevin Stitt (Republican)
  • Capital: Oklahoma City
  • Population: 3,956,971 (2019 est.)
  • Land Area: 68,594.92 sq km
  • Water Area: 1,303.95 sq km
  • Total Area: 69,898.87 SQ KM
  • Width: 230 mi (370 km)
  • Length: 465 mi (749 km)
  • State Motto: “Labor Omnia Vincit (Labor Conquers All Things)”
  • Nickname: Sooner State
  • Electoral votes: 7
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 5 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Oklahoma!”
  • Date of Statehood: November 16, 1907
  • Time Zone: Central (GMT − 6 hours)
  • Official Website of Oklahoma: ok.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: OK
  • Origin of name: Oklahoma is a Choctaw Indian word that means “red people.” It is derived from the words for people (okla) and red (humma).

State Symbol of Oklahoma

State AnimalAmerican bison
State BirdScissor-tailed flycatcher
State ColorsGreen and white
State FishWhite or sand bass
State FlowerMistletoe
State GrassIndian grass
State InsectHoneybee
State MottoLabor omnia vincit (Labor conquers all things)
State Musical InstrumentFiddle
State NicknameSooner State
State ReptileMountain boomer (collared lizard)
State RockRose rock
State Song“Oklahoma!”
State TreeRedbud
State WildflowerIndian blanket

Sports Teams

  • NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder

College & Universities

American Beauty InstituteKiamichi Technology Center-TalihinaSeminole State College
American Broadcasting School-Oklahoma CityLangston UniversityShawnee Beauty College
American Broadcasting School-TulsaMeridian Technology CenterSoutheastern Oklahoma State University
Autry Technology CenterMetro Tech-south Bryant CampusSouthern Nazarene University
Bacone CollegeMetro Technology CentersSouthern Oklahoma Technology Center
Beauty Technical College IncMid-America Christian UniversitySouthern School of Beauty Inc
Broken Arrow Beauty College-Broken ArrowMid-America Technology CenterSouthwest Technology Center
Caddo Kiowa Technology CenterMid-Del Technology CenterSouthwestern Christian University
Cameron UniversityMoore Norman Technology CenterSouthwestern Oklahoma State University
Canadian Valley Technology CenterMurray State CollegeSpartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
Career Point CollegeNortheast Technology Center-AftonStandard Beauty College of Oklahoma LLC
Carl Albert State CollegeNortheast Technology Center-KansasStanton Beauty College Inc
CC’s Cosmetology CollegeNortheast Technology Center-PryorState Barber and Hair Design College
Central State Beauty AcademyNortheastern Oklahoma A&M CollegeTechnical Institute of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences
Central State Massage AcademyNortheastern State UniversityTri County Technology Center
Central Technology CenterNorthern Oklahoma CollegeTulsa Community College
Chisholm Trail Technology CenterNorthwest Technology Center-AlvaTulsa Technology Center-Broken Arrow Campus
City College IncNorthwest Technology Center-FairviewTulsa Technology Center-Lemley Campus
Claremore Beauty CollegeNorthwestern Oklahoma State UniversityTulsa Technology Center-Peoria Campus
Community Care CollegeOklahoma Baptist UniversityTulsa Technology Center-Riverside Campus
Connors State CollegeOklahoma Christian UniversityTulsa Welding School-Tulsa Campus
Cosmetology Schools IncOklahoma City Community CollegeUniversity of Central Oklahoma
DeVry University-OklahomaOklahoma City UniversityUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
East Central UniversityOklahoma Health Academy-MooreUniversity of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology CenterOklahoma Health Academy-TulsaUniversity of Phoenix-Oklahoma City Campus
Eastern Oklahoma State CollegeOklahoma Panhandle State UniversityUniversity of Phoenix-Tulsa Campus
Enid Beauty CollegeOklahoma School of PhotographyUniversity of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Eves College of HairstylingOklahoma State University Center for Health SciencesUniversity of Tulsa
Family of Faith CollegeOklahoma State University Institute of Technology-OkmulgeeVatterott College-Oklahoma City
Francis Tuttle Technology CenterOklahoma State University-Main CampusVatterott College-Tulsa
Gordon Cooper Technology CenterOklahoma State University-Oklahoma CityVirgils Beauty College
Great Plains Technology CenterOklahoma Wesleyan UniversityWes Watkins Technology Center
Green Country Technology CenterOral Roberts UniversityWestern Oklahoma State College
Heritage College-Oklahoma CityPhillips Theological SeminaryWestern Technology Center
High Plains Technology CenterPioneer Technology CenterWoodward Beauty College
Hillsdale Free Will Baptist CollegePlatt College-Central OKCYukon Beauty College Inc
Hollywood Cosmetology CenterPlatt College-LawtonPryor Beauty College
Indian Capital Technology Center-MuskogeePlatt College-MooreRed River Technology Center
Indian Capital Technology Center-SallisawPlatt College-North OKCRedlands Community College
Indian Capital Technology Center-StilwellPlatt College-TulsaRogers State University
Indian Capital Technology Center-TahlequahPonca City Beauty CollegeRose State College
Institute of Hair DesignPontotoc Technology CenterSaint Gregorys University
Kiamichi Technology Center-AtokaPoteau Beauty CollegeSchool of Hair Design – Texarkana
Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlesterKiamichi Technology Center-SpiroKiamichi Technology Center-Durant
Kiamichi Technology Center-PoteauKiamichi Technology Center-StiglerKiamichi Technology Center-Hugo
Kiamichi Technology Center-Idabel

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Turner Falls
  2. Frontier City
  3. Cain’s Ballroom
  4. Tulsa Zoo
  5. Oklahoma City Zoo
  6. White Water Bay
  7. Oklahoma Aquarium
  8. Tulsa Performing Arts Center
  9. Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  10. Gilcrease Museum
  11. Oklahoma City National Memorial
  12. Broken Bow Lake
  13. Museum of Osteology
  14. Robbers Cave State Park
  15. Science Museum Oklahoma

Famous Natives and Residents

Johnny Benchbaseball player;
John Berrymanpoet;
Garth Brookssinger;
Iron Eyes Cody Cherokeeactor;
L. Gordon Cooperastronaut;
Ralph Ellisonwriter;
James Garneractor;
Owen K. Garriottastronaut;
Vince Gillsinger;
Chester Gouldcartoonist;
Woody Guthriesinger and composer;
Roy Harriscomposer;
Paul Harveybroadcaster;
Van Heflinactor;
Ron Howardactor and director;
Ben Johnsonactor;
Jennifer Jonesactor;
Jeane Kirkpatrickeducator and public-affairs spokesperson;
Shannon Lucidastronaut;
Wilma P. Mankillerprincipal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma;
Mickey Mantlebaseball player;
Reba McEntiresinger;
Shannon MillerOlympic gymnast;
Bill Moyersjournalist;
Daniel Patrick MoynihanN.Y. senator;
Patti Pagesinger;
Mary Kay Placeactor and writer;
Tony Randallactor;
Oral Robertsevangelist;
Dale Robertsonactor;
Will Rogershumorist;
Dan Rowancomedian;
Thomas P. Staffordastronaut;
Maria Tallchiefballerina;
Jim Thorpeathlete;
Carrie Underwoodsinger;
Alfre Woodardactor.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Jennifer Jones
  2. Olivia Munn
  3. Brad Pitt

Map of Oklahoma

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