Map of Oklahoma and Flag | Outline, Counties, Cities and Road Map

Interesting Facts about Oklahoma and Best places to visit

Tourist map of Oklahoma with cities and landmarks
Tourist map of Oklahoma with cities and landmarks

Map of Oklahoma and Flag | Outline, Counties, Cities and Road Map


Oklahoma, also known as the “Sooner State,” is a beautiful place to visit and live. With a multitude of attractions coupled with a low cost of living, what’s not to like?

Here we have laid out a few interesting facts about the state of Oklahoma. From what it is most famous for to cool flag facts, we are sure you’ll be surprised.

Where Is Oklahoma on The Map? 

Oklahoma is a pan-shaped state located in the south-central region of the United States.

Texas borders Oklahoma on the south side, while to the west of it is New Mexico.

Kansas and Colorado border Oklahoma on the northern side while Missouri and Arkansas border it on the eastern side.

Geographic Regions of Oklahoma

Oklahoma is broken up into 10 different geographic regions known as:

  • Ouachita Mountains
  • Prairie Plains
  • Red Beds Plains
  • Sandstone Hills Region
  • The Arbuckle Mountains
  • The Gypsum Hills
  • The High Plains
  • The Ozark Plateau
  • The Red River Valley Region
  • The Wichita Mountains

The High Plains are the region that makes up the famous panhandle of the state, which is the driest and highest part of Oklahoma.

Is Oklahoma A Good Place To Live?

Overall, Oklahoma is a good place to live. Of course, as with any state, there are pros and cons of living there. Also, your personal preference plays a role in determining if Oklahoma is the right place for you to live.

Pros To Living In Oklahoma

There is a multitude of positive aspects of living in Oklahoma. A few are:

  • Affordable housing market
  • Experience all four seasons
  • Less traffic (even in cities)
  • Low cost of living
  • Rapid earnings growth
  • Southern hospitality

Even though Oklahoma is a southern state, you still will get to experience winter. This is great for people who love the cold, and warm but maybe a con for those who are averse to the cold.

The low cost of living in Oklahoma coupled with the rapid earnings growth means you could be doing exceptional financially living here.

You will also receive a warm welcome from your neighbors due to the southern hospitality practiced in this state.

Cons To Living In Oklahoma

As with everything, there are always cons. Here are a few to take into consideration as you determine if Oklahoma is a good place to live for you.

  • Food is taxed
  • Lack of political diversity
  • Oklahoma is in Tornado Valley

The tax on food is meant to offset the other lower cost of living benefits. As a result, though, you may end up paying up to 10% more money for each food transaction.

Also, if you are not a Christian or Republican, you are going to be a minority in this state.

A major downfall to Oklahoma is that it is right in the heart of Tornado Valley. Be sure to listen to weather warnings and get insurance and you should be okay.

What Is The Best City To Live In Oklahoma?

Oklahoma is most known for Oklahoma City, but surprisingly enough, it does not rank as one of their best cities to live in.

According to the Chamber of Commerce, the best cities to live in Oklahoma in order are:

  • Enid
  • Broken Arrow
  • Bixby
  • Ponca City
  • Edmond
  • Owasso
  • Bartlesville
  • Norman
  • Stillwater
  • Ardmore

Oklahoma City actually ranks 18th on their list.

Enid is their number one ranked city due to its thriving economy. The strong agricultural sector of the city is what fuels its strong economy.

What Are The Best Places To Visit In Oklahoma?

Oklahoma is a beautiful state with many great places for tourists to visit. A few places to consider are:

  • Bartlesville
  • Beavers Bend State Park
  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  • Forest Heritage Center
  • Great Salt Plains State Park
  • Lawton
  • Natural Falls State Park
  • Oklahoma City
  • Ozark–St. Francis National Forest
  • Route 66
  • Tulsa
  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

You may notice that a lot of these places are parks because of how beautiful Oklahmo’s nature is. However, the cities are also great tourist destinations due to their modern museums and casinos.

What Is Oklahoma Most Famous For?

Oklahoma is most famous for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum as well as the Will Rogers Memorial.

It also happens to have the second-highest relative population of Native Americans in the United States at 13.36% of the population.

However, Oklahoma is probably most famous for having the highest number of tornadoes per unit area out of all the states.

Famous People From Oklahoma

The other thing that Oklahoma is known for is the number of famous musicians and actors that come from it. Here are just a few famous individuals who were born in Oklahoma.

  • Bill Hader
  • Blake Griffin
  • Blake Shelton
  • Brad Pitt
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Chuck Norris
  • Dr. Phil
  • Garth Brooks
  • Kristin Chenoweth
  • Reba McEntire

Oklahoma Flag Facts

The Oklahoma flag was designed by Louise Fluke and adopted as the official state flag in 1925.

The blue flag has a circular rawhide shield in the middle of it with a peace pipe and olive branch crossing over it. There are three crosses across the top of the shield and three across the bottom, as well as six eagle feathers hanging from the bottom of the shield. Across the bottom is the word “Oklahoma.”

What The Flag Symbolizes

Aspect of Flag Symbolization
The color blue Devotion
Osage shield Defensive or protective warfare
Olive branch Peace
Peace pipe Peace
Crosses Native American stars to represent higher ideals

The official salute to the flag is, “I salute the flag of the State of Oklahoma. Its symbols of peace unite all people.”

Oklahoma Is A Wonderful State

Whether you are looking to just visit or potentially move there, Oklahoma is a beautiful state that offers many attractions.

From the low cost of living to the beautiful parks, there is not much to dislike. Why not go take a trip down the long stretch of Route 66 and see what Oklahoma is like for yourself. You may just find that you want to stay.


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