Oklahoma State
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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

Abbreviation:
OK

Capital:
Oklahoma City

Date of Statehood:
November 16, 1907

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.

Nickname:
The Sooner State

Motto:
Labor Omnia Vincit (Labor conquers all things.)

Flower:
Oklahoma Rose (Legislation of 2004)
Picture of the Oklahoma Rose, the official state flower of Oklahoma.

Tree:
Redbud (Legislation of 1937)

Bird:
Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (Legislation of 1951)
Picture of the Scissor-Tailed+Flycatcher, the official state bird of Oklahoma.
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Fish:
White Bass or Sand Bass (Legislation of 1974)

Insect:
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1992)

Gemstone:
None (Legislation Pending)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Oklahoma.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Oklahoma.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Oklahoma.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Oklahoma state.
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