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The State ofOklahoma is located in the south of the United States, its name derives from the composition of the two words Okla and Humma which literally mean "red person".

Oklahoma borders Colorado and Kansas to the north, Missouri and Arkansas to the east, New Mexico to the west and Texas to the south. Oklahoma is located along the so-called Frontier Strip or the line that ideally demarcates the United States of the East from those of the West.

It is also the state that has the largest number of artificial water basins, as many as 200 lakes created by man. The territory is very extensive but in terms of population density, Oklahoma does not boast a large number of inhabitants.

The woods cover a quarter of the territory and cross it all along the Route 66 it is a unique experience.

The state is also home to about 39 Native American tribes, who maintain and protect their traditions by managing numerous museums and organizing events to learn about Indian culture.

Its main resource is given by the industry linked to energy, to the exploitation of natural gas and water basins, for the development of technologies and biotechnologies.

Historical notes

Initially a territory of Indians, who were also forced to move to Oklahoma, the state then became a territory of conquest of the Sooner, that is, of the settlers who settle on those lands before they were allowed the free appropriation of the lands. With the discovery of oil, the State experienced a prosperous period which also allowed it to emerge from the Great Depression and the depopulation suffered as a result of excessive soil erosion. With the resumption of agriculture, consequent to a greater awareness of the importance of the land and the ecosystem of the Plains, the greater the recovery of the fields becomes, always accompanied by the discovery of precious oil.

To visit

Oklahoma City it is the state capital, infamous for an attack by American terrorists in 1995. Today the city preserves the ancient buildings alongside more modern attractions, with a botanical garden and a district dedicated to entertainment. Of particular interest is the museum dedicated to cowboys and their lifestyle, a western world that you can get to know and observe closely.

Guthrie it is the ancient capital of Oklahoma so today it still has Victorian buildings built in brick and stone, as well as museums, shops and restaurants.
Tulsa instead it is considered the great oil capital, a city not attractive in its center as much as for the surroundings in which the large villas of the owners of the oil companies are built.

La Route66 it has its longest stretch in Oklahoma, here Steinbeck sets the journey of the peasants traveling for the Great Depression in the book Furore; here was born the main supporter of this path, Cyrus Avery.


The prairies of Oklahoma strongly recall the western landscapes where the cowboys met and interacted with the native Indians of the place. The green country located in the north west of the state is a territory of rolling hills, which still shows strong influences of the five "civilized" tribes, do not miss the Totem Pole Park.

ABNAMED: “The Sooner State”
ORIGIN NAME: Okla: people, Homma: red, thus the tribes that populated the Indian Territory established here in 1834 defined themselves.
CAPITAL: Oklahoma City
MEMBER UNION FROM: 16 November 1907 (46nd state)
POPULATION: 3.538.044
POOR PEOPLE: 16,3 % water content
MOTTO: "Work conquers all things"
TREE: Redbud
BIRD: Scissortail Flycat
FLOWER: Mistletoe
SONG: Oklahoma
FLAG: The Oklahoma flag honors more than 60 Native American groups and their ancestors. The blue field derives from a flag carried by the Choctaw soldiers during the civil war. The central shield is that of an Osage warrior's battle. It is made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle feathers. Two symbols of peace are found in the shield. One is the calumet, or peace pipe. The other is an olive green branch.
- AGRICULTURE: Livestock, wheat, milk, poultry, cotton.
- INDUSTRY : Electrical products, rubber and plastic products, food processing.
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