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The capital of Oklahoma is Oklahoma City.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Oklahoma: OK
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "OKLA" as the abbreviation for Oklahoma. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "OK" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviations for Oklahoma: Okla., Ok.
The pronunciation of Oklahoma:
When the people of Oklahoma refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Oklahoma is in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nickname for Oklahoma: "The Sooner State"
State Motto: "Labor Omnia Vincit" (Labor conquers all things)
State Bird: Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (tyrannus forficatus)
State Tree: Eastern Redbud (cercis canadensis)
State Flower: Mistletoe (phoradendron serotinum)
State Song: "Oklahoma"
Statehood: Oklahoma became the 46th state on Nov 16, 1907.
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