Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City
State capital of Oklahoma
City of Oklahoma City
Clockwise from top left: Downtown skyline, SkyDance Pedestrian Bridge, City Hall, Gold Star Memorial Building, Paycom Center, Oklahoma City National Memorial, state capitol
Clockwise from top left: Downtown skyline, SkyDance Pedestrian Bridge, City Hall, Gold Star Memorial Building, Paycom Center, Oklahoma City National Memorial, state capitol
Flag of Oklahoma City
Flag
Official seal of Oklahoma City
Seal
Nickname(s): 
"OKC", "The 405", "The City",[1]
Location within Oklahoma County, Canadian County, Cleveland County and Pottawatomie County in Oklahoma
Oklahoma City is located in the United States
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 35°28′7″N 97°31′17″W / 35.46861°N 97.52139°W / 35.46861; -97.52139Coordinates: 35°28′7″N 97°31′17″W / 35.46861°N 97.52139°W / 35.46861; -97.52139
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountiesOklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Pottawatomie
FoundedApril 22, 1889[2]
IncorporatedJuly 15, 1890[2]
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorDavid Holt (R)
 • City managerCraig Freeman
Area
 • City620.78 sq mi (1,607.80 km2)
 • Land606.47 sq mi (1,570.76 km2)
 • Water14.30 sq mi (37.04 km2)
 • Urban
410.6 sq mi (1,063.5 km2)
Elevation
1,201 ft (366 m)
Population
 • City681,054
 • Rank22nd in the United States
1st in Oklahoma
 • Density1,122.98/sq mi (433.58/km2)
 • Metro1,425,695 (41st)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
Zip codes[6]
Area code(s)405 572 = Area code
FIPS code40-55000
GNIS feature ID1102140[7]
WebsiteOklahoma City official website

Oklahoma City is the capital city of the U.S. state of Oklahoma, and the largest city in the state. As of 2006, the population of the city was about 537,734.[8] The Oklahoma City bombing happened in Oklahoma in 1995. Oklahoma City has an NBA team called the Oklahoma City Thunder. It is the county seat of Oklahoma County.

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The city has a large Native American population.

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  1. U.S. City Monikers, Tagline Guru website, accessed January 5, 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Oklahoma City". Oklahoma History Society. Archived from the original on April 2, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  3. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  4. "QuickFacts: Oklahoma City city, Oklahoma". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  5. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  6. "Zip Code Lookup". USPS. Archived from the original on November 4, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2008.
  7. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  8. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-28. Retrieved 2010-02-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)