Last Updated: April 17, 2021


Oklahoma is a state in the region of the United States known as Southcentral. Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. The state is the 28th most populous and 20th most extensive of the 50 States. Oklahoma City is the capital of the state and its largest cities include Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, Edmond etc.

The residents of Oklahoma state are Oklahomans or ‘Okies’. Meanwhile, the state name is derived from the Choctaw words Okla and Humma meaning “honoured people”. The state has great mountain areas, rivers, lakes and beautiful places. The Cavanal Hill in Oklahoma is the world’s tallest hill at 1999 feet (609 m). The bordering states of Oklahoma are Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, New Mexico and Colorado.

Moreover, Oklahoma is a major producer of natural gas, oil and agricultural products. A diverse range of sectors that contributes to the state’s economy are aviation, energy, transportation equipment, food processing, electronics and telecommunications. If you want to do any business then the state can be a good choice for you and has been ranked one of the most business-friendly states in the nation.

The weather of the state is a humid subtropical one as summers are hot and muggy and the winters are very cold and windy. There are many beautiful places that you can visit in the state. Some of which are Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ouachita National Forest, Broken Bow Lake, Norman, Lake Texoma, Edmond, Lake Murray, University of Oklahoma etc.

Key Facts:

  • In 2020, the Per Capita Personal Income in Oklahoma was 49, 249 U.S. dollars.
  • The value of Oklahoma’s imports amounted to about 619 million U.S. dollars and its exports amounted to about 344 million U.S. dollars as of May 2020.
  • In 2019, the real GDP of Oklahoma was 201.31 billion U.S. dollars.
  • The unemployment rate in Oklahoma was at 6.1 percent as of 2020.
  • In 2019, the real GDP of Oklahoma grew about 1.7 percent.