Monday, 26 September 2011

OKLAHOMA




State abbreviation: OK


Capital City: Oklahoma City




Us Region: South Central


Borders: Colorado and Kansas to the north, Texas to the south, Missouri and Arkansas to the east and New Mexico and Texas to the west.


Flag: The Oklahoma state flag honours more than 60 groups of Native Americans and their ancestors.

The blue field comes from a flag carried by Choctaw soldiers during the civil war. The center shield is the battle shield of an Osage warrior. It is made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle feathers. Two symbols of peace lie across the shield. One is the calumet, or peace pipe. The other is an olive branch. Crosses on the shield are Native American signs for stars, representing high ideals.


Motto: Labor omnia vincit (Labor conquers all things)


Important cities: Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Lawton, Edmond.





Bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher



Flower: Mistletoe phoradendron serotinum




Tree: Redbud

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