Oklahoma is the 20th largest state in the United States. With over 33 million acres are farmland, Oklahoma ranks fourth in the nation in wheat production. The state also boasts the world’s largest deposit of alabaster. Oklahoma is only one of three states that produces helium and the only state in the nation that produces iodine.
Here are 15 fast facts about Oklahoma – The Sooner State.
Fast Facts about Oklahoma:
- Capital: Oklahoma City
- U.S. State Abbreviation: OK
- Admission to Statehood: 1907
- # State to Enter Union: 46th
- Time Zone(s): Central
- Nickname: The Sooner State
- Largest City: Oklahoma City
- Number of Representatives: Five
- Bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
- Flower: Oklahoma Rose
- Professional Sports Teams:
- NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder
- Demonym: Oklahoman
- Border States: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas
- Population (2021): 3,954,820; Rank 28 of 50
- Motto/Slogan: Labor omnia vincit (Labor conquers all things)
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