Tuesday, May 17, 2016

About Oklahoma City

Tragedy and Love in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the state of Oklahoma. As of 2015, the Oklahoma City metropolitan area had a population of 1,358,452, and the Oklahoma City-Shawnee Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,459,758.

Oklahoma City, lying in the Great Plains region, features one of the largest livestock markets in the world.Oil, natural gas, petroleum products and related industries are the largest sector of the local economy. The city is situated in the middle of an active oil field and oil derricks dot the capitol grounds.

Oklahoma City is on the I-35 Corridor and is one of the primary travel corridors into neighboring Texas and Mexico. The city was founded during the Land Run of 1889, and grew to a population of over 10,000 within hours of its founding.

Annual high temperature:    72.2°F
Annual low temperature:    50.8°F
Average annual precipitation - rainfall:    36.46 inch

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