Last Updated: May 25, 2016
Oklahoma Fast Facts
- Formed by the combination of Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory on November 16, 1907, Oklahoma was the 46th state to enter the union.
- The word Oklahoma is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people"
- Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau
- Oklahoma has a land area of 69,919 square miles and ranks 18th in the nation in size
- According to the 2010 U.S. Census Oklahoma's population is 3,751,351
- Oklahoma has 77 counties
- Oklahoma's two most populous cities are Oklahoma City, with 579,999 residents, and Tulsa with 391,906
- The highes point in the state is Black Mesa in Cimarron County (4,973 ft); the lowest due east of Idabel in McCurtain County (287 ft)
- Oklahoma ranks fourth in the nation of all wheat, fourth in cattle and calf production; fifth in the production of pecans; sixth in peanuts and eighth in peaches (Oklahoma Agriculture 2011 Overview)
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