Oklahoma State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Oklahoma as the 46th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Oklahoma.
State Name: Oklahoma
Capital of Oklahoma State: Oklahoma City
Date of Statehood: November 16, 1907
Oklahoma State Population: 3,547,884 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Oklahoma ranks fourth in the nation in the production of all wheat, fourth in cattle and calf production; fifth in the production of pecans; sixth in peanuts and eighth in peaches. 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, and broilers.
Primary Industry: Oklahoma is the third largest gas-producing state in the nation. Oil refining, meat packing, food processing, and machinery manufacturing (especially construction and oil equipment) are important industries. Other minerals produced in Oklahoma include helium, gypsum, zinc, cement, coal, copper, and silver.
Oklahoma State Nickname: The Sooner State
Oklahoma State Motto: Labor Omnia Vincit (Labor conquers all things.)
Oklahoma State Flower:
Oklahoma Rose (Rosa odorata)(Legislation of 2004)
Oklahoma State Tree: Redbud (Legislation of 1937)
Oklahoma State Bird:
Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus)(Legislation of 1951)
Oklahoma State Fish: White Bass or Sand Bass (Legislation of 1974)
Oklahoma State Insect: Honey Bee (Legislation of 1992)
Oklahoma State Gemstone: None (Legislation Pending)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Oklahoma State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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