Oklahoma Map: Oklahoma City is Oklahoma State’s capital in U.S. and biggest city of the state, Oklahoma County’s county seat.
The metropolitan area of Oklahoma City had a populous of 1,396,445, and the Combined Statistical Area of Oklahoma City-Shawnee had a populous of 1,469,124, making it the largest municipality and metropolitan area by population in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City was established in the early month in the year 1889, when the area known as the “Unassigned Lands” was opened for settlement in a pre-World War II event known as the “Land Run,” in Chicago and Omaha, Nebraska, Oklahoma City formed significant stockyards, attracting employment and revenue.
With the discovery of oil within the city limits in 1928 (including under the State Capitol) Oklahoma City became an important center of oil production.
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Oklahoma City has a subtropical humid climate with hot, humid summers and sometimes cool winters with snowfall.
Oklahoma City has a very active season of severe weather from March to June, especially during April and May.
In each month of the year, tornadoes occurred and a reduced secondary peak also occurs in the fall, especially in October.
There were 579,999 people living in the city as of the 2010 census, 230,233 households and 144,120 families living in the city. The density of the population was 956.4 people per square mile.
The city’s per-capita income was $26,208. The poverty line was lower than 17.1 per cent of the population and 12.4 per cent of households.
Oklahoma City’s economy, once a regional power centre of government and energy exploration, has since diversified into the information technology, utilities, health services, and administration industries.
The town is headquarters for Chesapeake Energy and Devon Energy, two Fortune 500 companies.
Forbes magazine named Oklahoma City as America’s most “proof recession city” in 2008. In 2017 and 2018, WalletHub listed the town first on its list of “Best Large Cities to Start a Business.”
Arts and Culture
Oklahoma Arts and Culture is a mixture of old and new. U.S. Dances and other cultural performances can be seen at the annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival (Oklahoma City) or the American Indian Exhibition.
Oklahoma provides a broad range of possibilities for recreation and actively seeks visitors from other regions. There are about 50 parks in the state that range from mountainous to arid soil.
Several pioneers in radio and television broadcasting were living in Oklahoma City. WKY Radio from Oklahoma City was the first radio station in the to broadcast west of the Mississippi River and United States third radio station.
Oklahoma City is an essential part of the U.S. Interstate Network, with three main interstate roads bisecting the town – Interstate 35, Interstate 40 and Interstate 44.
Two main airports, Will Rogers World Airport and the much smaller Wiley Post Airport, serve Oklahoma City.
Tinker Air Force Base, located in southwest Oklahoma City, is the nation’s largest military air depot; a leading Navy and Air Force maintenance and deployment facility, and the state’s second-largest military organization. Embark is the public transit corporation of the city (formerly Metro Transit).
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Oklahoma city despite being challenged by severe weather flourishes itself with native Americans and with abundant healthcare and oil industry supporting it.