Oklahoma is a state located in the south central region of the United States of America. With an estimated 3,751,351 residents as of the 2010 census and a land area of 68,667 square miles (177,847 km²) Oklahoma is the 28th most populous and 20th-largest state. The name "Oklahoma" comes from the Choctaw words "okla," meaning "people," and "humma," meaning "red." Literally translated, the name means "red people. The state is known informally by its nickname, The Sooner State.
A major producer of natural gas, oil and agriculture, Oklahoma relies on an economic base of aviation, energy, telecommunications, and biotechnology. It has one of the fastest growing economies in the nation, ranking among the top states in per capita income growth and gross domestic product growth. Oklahoma City and Tulsa serve as Oklahoma's primary economic anchors, with nearly 60 percent of Oklahomans living in their metropolitan statistical areas.
Oklahoma is home to 200 lakes and has more man-made lakes than any other state in the USA. With 2,000 miles of shoreline and more than one million surface-acres of water, Oklahoma has a lake for everyone. With numerous venues for hiking, biking, sailing, rowing, swimming, and all the other “ings”, Oklahoma has it all. Visit our links to learn more about this vibrant and growing state.
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