Oklahoma belongs to the South Central region of the country. Its privileged location makes the state an essential passageway for trade along the Upland South and entering the Midwest. Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Colorado border Oklahoma. Oklahoma is also the 20th most extensive and the 28th most populous state in the nation. Its residents are known as Oklahomans or locally as “Okies.” Its capital and largest city are Oklahoma City.
The state is a significant producer of oil, natural gas, and agricultural products. In addition, Oklahoma relies heavily on an economy based on aviation, energy, telecommunications, and biotechnology. Tulsa and Oklahoma City serve as the state’s principal economic anchors, with almost two-thirds of Oklahomans living within these metropolitan areas.