Oklahoma is bordered by Missouri and Arkansas to the east. Texas, which sits partially to the southwest. New Mexico, across the narrow edge of the Oklahoma Panhandle to the west, and Colorado and Kansas. Statehood came Nov. 16, 1907 making it the 46th state. The population of Oklahoma is 3,460,097 according to the 2000 census.
Oklahoma City is the state capital and seat of Oklahoma County. The ten largest cities are Oklahoma City with 506,132, Tulsa, 393,049, Norman, 95,694, Lawton, 92,757, Broken Arrow, 74,859, Edmond, 68,315, Midwest City, 54,088, Enid, 47,045, Moore, 41,138 and Stillwater, 39,065. State symbols are…Nickname, Sooner State. Motto, Labor Omnia Vincit (Labor Conquers All Things). State bird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. State flower, Mistletoe. State tree, Redbud.
Oklahoma’s rich plains produce bumper yields of wheat, as well as large crops of sorghum, hay, cotton, and peanuts. More than half of Oklahoma’s annual farm receipts are contributed by livestock products, including cattle, dairy products, swine, and broilers. Tourist attractions include the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, the Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore, the Cherokee Cultural Center with a restored Cherokee village, the restored Fort Gibson Stockade near Muskogee, the Lake Texoma recreation area, pari-mutuel horse racing at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, and Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw.