is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America.
With an estimated 3,617,316 residents in 2007 and a land area of 68,667 square
miles (177,847 km²), Oklahoma is the 28th most populous and 20th-largest state. The
state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red
people", and is known informally by its nickname, The Sooner State. Formed by the
combination of Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory on November 16, 1907,
Oklahoma was the 46th state to enter the union. Its residents are known as
Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma