Oklahoma – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Petr Novák

Oklahoma is an American state in the South. The name comes from the language of the Choctaw tribe, okla and humma translated means red people, meaning Indians. Oklahoma is the last state in the US where Indians were allowed to live freely. Oklahoma’s economy is driven by natural gas and oil production.

Oklahoma – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Map of Oklahoma / Where is Oklahoma?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information About Oklahoma
  2. What to See in the State of Oklahoma
  3. Fun Facts about Oklahoma
  4. Oklahoma Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Oklahoma
  6. Food Prices in Oklahoma
  7. State Symbols of Oklahoma

Basic Information About Oklahoma

What to See in the State of Oklahoma

  1. Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
  2. National Cowboy and Western Museum in Oklahoma City
  3. Oklahoma City Museum of Osteology
  4. Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa
  5. Oklahoma City Museum of Art
  6. Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond
  7. Oklahoma City Museum of Science
  8. Museum of Route 66 in Clinton
  9. Oklahoma City Zoo
  10. National Metereology Center in Norman

For tips on other sights and places of interest in Oklahoma, post them in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Oklahoma

Date of Oklahoma’s Entry into the Union

November 16, 1907 (46th in order)

Oklahoma State Nickname

The Sooner State (the term used to refer to the original inhabitants of Oklahoma)

Oklahoma’s tallest mountain

Black Mesa (1,516 metres)

Rivers in Oklahoma

  1. Arkansas River (2,364 km)
  2. Red River (2,190 km)
  3. Canadian River (1,458 km)
  4. Cimarron River (1 123 km)
  5. Neosho River (745 km)

Airports in Oklahoma

  1. Oklahoma City – Will Rogers World Airport
  2. Tulsa International Airport
  3. Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport
  4. Stillwater Regional Airport
  5. Clinton-Sherman Airport

Oklahoma Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): no team
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (football): no team
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): Oklahoma City Thunder

Universities in Oklahoma

  • University of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Tulsa

ZIP Codes

73001-73199, 73401-74966

Weather in Oklahoma | Average Temperatures in Oklahoma | Average Precipitation Oklahoma

Oklahoma Weather

The state of Oklahoma is known for its huge temperature swings. In winter, temperatures usually range between -3 °C and +8 °C, with heavier snow cover occurring in the northwestern corner of the state.

Summers can be extremely hot, with average temperatures exceeding 30 °C, with days reaching 40 °C being far from exceptional. Oklahoma is one of the places with the highest incidence of tornadoes in the world.

Current Forecasts:

Largest Cities in Oklahoma

# City Population Map
1 Oklahoma City 655,057 Show on Map
2 Tulsa 401,190 Show on Map
3 Norman 124,880 Show on Map
4 Broken Arrow 110,198 Show on Map
5 Edmond 94,054 Show on Map
6 Lawton 93,025 Show on Map
7 Moore 62,055 Show on Map
8 Midwest City 57,407 Show on Map
9 Stillwater 50,299 Show on Map
10 Enid 49,688 Show on Map

Food Prices in Oklahoma

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $8.00
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $3.50
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $3.88
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.63
  • Milk (1 l): $0.93
  • Bread (500 g): $2.54
  • Rice (1 kg): $2.48
  • Egg (12 pcs): $1.63
  • Cheese (1 kg): $11.52
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $10.40
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $13.62
  • Apples (1 kg): $4.53
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.46
  • Oranges (1 kg): $3.66
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $3.63
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $2.11
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.69
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $2.69
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $7.00

Oklahoma City grocery prices effective January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Oklahoma Flag | Oklahoma State Emblem

State Symbols of Oklahoma

  • Animated Character:GUSTY©
  • Colors: green, white
  • Drumming Instrument: drum
  • Children’s Song: Oklahoma, My Native Land (by Martha Kemm Barrett)
  • Dinosaur: Acrocanthosaurus
  • Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • Fossils: Saurophaganax
  • Insect: bee
  • Musical instrument: housle
  • Hymn: Oklahoma!
  • Flower: Oklahoma rose
  • Floral Emblem: Yarrow
  • Flying mammal: Guano’s tadarida
  • Butterfly: Rudkin’s nutcracker
  • Drink: milk
  • Carnivore: Stephen of the valley
  • Fruit: strawberries
  • Plasma: collared iguana
  • Bird: fork-tailed tyrant
  • Fish: Silver Marlin
  • Mammal: bison
  • Furbearer: northern raccoon
  • State Monument: Golden Driller (golden statue of an oil driller in Tulsa)
  • Tree: marigold
  • Wildflower: Cocaranda glorious
  • Vegetable: watermelon

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