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Oklahoma

The name Oklahoma comes from the Choctaw phrase “okla humma”, literally meaning red people. Oklahoma is the nation's second-largest producer of natural gas, fifth-largest producer of crude oil, has the second-greatest number of active drilling rigs, and ranks fifth in crude oil reserves.

A major producer of natural gas, oil and agriculture, Oklahoma relies on an economic base of aviation, energy, telecommunications, and biotechnology. It has one of the fastest growing economies in the nation, ranking among the top states in per capita income growth and gross domestic product growth. Oklahoma City and Tulsa serve as Oklahoma's primary economic anchors, with nearly 60 percent of Oklahomans living in their metropolitan statistical areas.

With small mountain ranges, prairie, and eastern forests, most of Oklahoma lies in the Great Plains and the U.S. Interior Highlands, a region especially prone to severe weather. In addition to having a prevalence of German, Irish, English, Scottish and Native American ancestry, more than 25 Native American languages are spoken in Oklahoma, the most of any state. It is located on a confluence of three major American cultural regions and historically served as a route for cattle drives, a destination for southern settlers, and a government-sanctioned territory for Native Americans. Part of the Bible Belt, widespread belief in evangelical Christianity makes it one of the most politically conservative states, though Oklahoma has more voters registered with the Democratic Party than with any other party.

Water Bodies

  • Altus Lake
  • Arbuckle Lake
  • Arcadia Lake
  • Beaver River
  • Birch Lake
  • Blue River
  • Broken Bow Lake
  • Buffalo Lake
  • Canton Lake
  • Cedar Lake
  • Claremore Lake
  • Clear Creek Lake
  • Copan Lake
  • Deep Fork River
  • Elm Fork Red River
  • Eufaula Lake
  • Fort Cobb Lake
  • Fort Cobb Reservoir
  • Fort Gibson Lake
  • Fort Supply Lake
  • Fourche Maline
  • Freedom Lake
  • Glover River
  • Grand Lake o' the Cherokees
  • Grand River
  • Grand River
  • Great Salt Plains Lake
  • Guthrie Lake
  • Heyburn Lake
  • Hidden Canyons Lake
  • Horseshoe Bend Lake
  • Hugo Lake
  • Hulah Lake
  • Island Bayou
  • Kaw Lake
  • Kerr Reservoir
  • Keystone Lake
  • Kiamichi River
  • Lake Ardmore
  • Lake Chandler
  • Lake Ellsworth
  • Lake Eucha
  • Lake Eufaula
  • Lake Fort Supply
  • Lake Greenleaf
  • Lake Hefner
  • Lake Hiwassee
  • Lake Hudson
  • Lake Humphrey
  • Lake Murray
  • Lake of the Arbuckles
  • Lake Tenkiller
  • Lake Texoma
  • Lake Texoma
  • Lake Thunderbird
  • Lake Wister
  • Liberty Lake
  • Little River
  • Lugert Lake
  • Miller Lake
  • Mountain Fork River
  • Murphy Lake
  • Okmulgee Lake
  • Oolagah Lake
  • Optima Lake
  • Pine Creek Lake
  • Ponca Lake
  • Quartz Mountain Lake / Lake Altus
  • Raymond Gary Lake
  • Red River
  • Robert S. Kerr Reservoir
  • Sallisaw Creek
  • Salt Fork Red River
  • Sardis Lake
  • Shawnee Reservoir
  • Shell Lake
  • Silver Lake
  • Skiatook Lake
  • Spavinaw Lake
  • Star View Lake
  • Tenkiller Ferry Lake
  • Tom Steed Reservoir
  • Twin Lake Estates
  • Twin Lakes - Shawnee Reservoir
  • Waurika Lake
  • Wister Lake

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