FANDOM


GeographyEdit

On this page you can find rankings and statistics about the geography of Oklahoma and related topics.

Land SizeEdit

Oklahoma has a land area of 68,667 square miles and ranks 18 in the nation in size[1].

Man-made LakesEdit

Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state, with over one million surface acres of water and 2,000 more miles of shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined[2].

CitiesEdit

Oklahoma City is the third largest city in land area in the nation (608 sq miles)[3]

DisastersEdit

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Oklahoma ranks first per capita in federal disaster declarations. Between November 27, 2000, and August 31, 2007, FEMA designated various Oklahoma counties as federal disaster areas over six hundred (615) times because of Oklahoma tornadoes, fires, floods and winter storms. On average FEMA declares eight Oklahoma counties as federal disaster areas every month.[4]

Alternative energyEdit

Oklahoma ranks ninth nationally in installed wind power capacity, with 689 megawatts, according to the American Wind Energy Association.[5] Energy

References Edit

  1. Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department. 2005. A Look at Oklahoma: Student's Guide. Accessed Sept. 24, 2008, at http://www.travelok.com/about/StudentGuide.pdf
  2. Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department. 2005. A Look at Oklahoma: Student's Guide. Accessed Sept. 24, 2008, at http://www.travelok.com/about/StudentGuide.pdf
  3. Oklahoma Fun Facts. Accessed Oct 31 2008 at www.ok.gov.
  4. Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, oklahoma KIDS COUNT factbook 2007-2008 pg. 9 (http://www.odl.state.ok.us/kids/factbook/kidscount2007-2008/images/07-08%20State%20Profile.pdf)
  5. Tulsa World,Pickens: Wind power a key to national security, pg E1 12/3/08 http://www.tulsaworld.com/twpdfs/2008/FINAL/W_120308_E_1.PDF .

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.