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ID: 7007707
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Oklahoma (state)  Oklahoma (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 098 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -98.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Had Clovis and Folsom cultures 13,000 BCE; other advanced cultures thrived 500-1300 CE; Wichita, Osage, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache and others were here when Spanish & French came 16-18th cen.; in Louisiana Purchase; tribes from N and E were forced here in 19th cen.

Names:
Oklahoma (preferred,C,V)  ............ name given to area by a Choctaw chief in 1866, meaning "people-red" (i.e., "Amerindian Territory")
OK (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Oklahoma (state)  ............  Oklahoma (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since November 16, 1907
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Oklahoma City .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Oklahoma, Oklahoma county) [7013953]

Sources and Contributors:
OK..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
Oklahoma..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:685
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:409 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000336
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 685; 2:685
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 409 ff.; 29:409 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000336
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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