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|Satellite view showing Oklahoma City, most populous city, and the capital of of Oklahoma in the West South Central Region of the United States. The city is also county seat of Oklahoma County, situated in the Great Plains region along the North Canadian River in the center of Oklahoma, about 200 mi (330 km) north of Dallas.
The "Unassigned Lands" were in the center of the lands ceded to the United States by the Creek (Muskogee) and Seminole Indians following the Civil War.
Image: Serge Melki
Those Lands were considered some of the best unoccupied public land in the United States. On 22 April 1889, an estimated 50,000 would-be settlers lined up for their piece of the available two million acres (8,000 km²). By the end of the day both Oklahoma City and Guthrie had established cities of around 10,000 people. This event has gone down in history as 'The Land Run of 1889'. In 1890 the formerly unorganized territory became Oklahoma Territory and Guthrie its capital.
On the 16th November 1907, Oklahoma was established as the 46th state in the Union. Oklahoma City became the state capital in 1910.
Today, Oklahoma City has a population of about 631,000 inhabitants, 1.35 million people live in Oklahoma City Metro Area (2015 est.).
The city is home to the Oklahoma State Capitol which houses the government and legislature and executive branch offices of Oklahoma.
What distinguishes Oklahoma City from other American cities?
1. The state capitol complex is the only state capitol grounds in the United States with active oil rigs.
2. The city has one of the largest livestock markets in the world, known as the National Stockyard Exchange.
OKC's attractions are:
Museums: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, history museum with Western and American Indian art works.
Image: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Science Museum Oklahoma, a science museum which includes the Kirkpatrick Planetarium.
Oklahoma History Center (the museum tells the history of Oklahoma).
Oklahoma Railway Museum, museum made possible by railroad enthusiasts, offers also train rides.
Museum of Osteology (bones and skeletons).
American Banjo Museum (world's largest collection of banjos).
Visual arts: Oklahoma City Museum of Art (has one of the most comprehensive collections of Dale Chihuly glass in the world), Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (highly appreciated university art museum).
Performing arts: Civic Center Music Hall (performing arts center). Kirkpatrick Auditorium (main performance venue at Oklahoma City University)
Convention center: Cox Convention Center (multi-purpose arena)
Churches: St. Joseph Old Cathedral (Gothic Revival style church, built in 1901-1902)
Memorials: Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, the Memorial honors the victims, survivors, and rescuers of the Oklahoma City bombing on 19 April 1995.
Centennial Land Run Monument (a monument of 45 'heroic' figures, life-size bronze sculptures of horses, wagons, soldiers, and cowboys that commemorates the appropriation of the unassigned land in Oklahoma territory during the Land Run of 1889)
Parks: Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden (city zoo with a botanical garden). Myriad Botanical Gardens (interactive urban park and botanical garden). Will Rogers Park
Lakes: Lake Hefner (reservoir)
Shopping: Quail Springs Mall (shopping mall and trade area). Paseo Arts District (home to chic bars, restaurants, boutiques, nightclubs, art galleries, and avant-garde businesses)
Amusement parks: Frontier City, a western-themed amusement park, and White Water Bay, a water park.
Sports: Chesapeake Energy Arena (multi use arena and home to the the Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)).
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (baseball arena, home of the Oklahoma City Dodgers)
The page shows a city map of Oklahoma City with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Will Rogers World Airport (IATA code: OKC) 6 mi (10 km) southwest of the central business district.
Just zoom in to see Oklahoma State Capitol, a National Historic Landmark.
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Monday-October-24 2016 07:20Standard time zone: Central Standard Time (CST); UTC/GMT -6 hours Central Daylight Time (CDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours
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|Google Map: Searchable Map of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
City Coordinates: 35°28′56.28″N 97°32′6.72″W
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