Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
State capital and city
City of Oklahoma City
From top left to clockwise: Downtown skyline, SkyDance Pedestrian Bridge, City Hall, Gold Star Memorial Building, Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City National Memorial, state capitol
From top left to clockwise: Downtown skyline, SkyDance Pedestrian Bridge, City Hall, Gold Star Memorial Building, Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City National Memorial, state capitol
Flag of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Flag
Official seal of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Seal
Nickname(s): "OKC",[1] "The 405", "The City",[2] "The Big Friendly"[3]
Location in Oklahoma County and the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
Location in Oklahoma County and the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is located in Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Location in Oklahoma County and the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is located in the US
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (the US)
Coordinates: 35°28′56″N 97°32′06″W / 35.48222°N 97.53500°W / 35.48222; -97.53500Coordinates: 35°28′56″N 97°32′06″W / 35.48222°N 97.53500°W / 35.48222; -97.53500
Country United States
State Oklahoma
Counties Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Pottawatomie
Founded April 22, 1889[4]
Incorporated July 15, 1890[4]
Government
 • Type Council – Manager
 • Mayor David Holt (R)
 • City manager James D. Couch
Area
 • City 620.34 sq mi (1,606.67 km2)
 • Land 601.11 sq mi (1,556.87 km2)
 • Water 19.23 sq mi (49.81 km2)
 • Urban 410.6 sq mi (1,063.5 km2)
Elevation 1,201 ft (366 m)
Population (2010)[5]
 • City 579,999
 • Estimate (2017)[6] 643,648
 • Rank US: 27th
 • Density 930/sq mi (360/km2)
 • Urban 861,505 (US: 51st)
 • Metro 1,373,211 (US: 41st)
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
ZIP codes
Area code 405
FIPS code 40-55000
GNIS feature ID 1102140[8]
Website Oklahoma 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.[9] 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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  1. NewsOK.com. Retrieved February 21, 2008.
  2. U.S. City Monikers, Tagline Guru website, accessed January 5, 2008
  3. "'Big Friendly' moniker is beginning to stick". NewsOK.com.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Oklahoma City". Oklahoma History Society. Archived from the original on April 12, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  7. "Zip Code Lookup". USPS. Archived from the original on November 23, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2008.
  8. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  9. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/40/4055000.html