ⓘ Geography of Oklahoma

                                     

ⓘ Geography of Oklahoma

The Geography of Oklahoma encompasses terrain and ecosystems ranging from arid plains to subtropical forests and mountains. Oklahoma contains 10 distinct ecological regions, more per square mile than in any other state by a wide margin. It is situated in the Great Plains and U.S. Interior Highlands region near the geographical center of the 48 contiguous states. Usually considered part of the South Central United States, Oklahoma is bounded on the east by Arkansas and Missouri, on the north by Kansas, on the northwest by Colorado, on the far west by New Mexico, and on the south and near-west by Texas.

The state has four primary mountain ranges: the Arbuckle mountains, the Wichita mountains, the Ozark mountains and the Ouachita mountains. Part of the internal Affairs of the United States of plateau, the Ozarks and Ouachitas form the only major highland region between the rocky mountains and the Appalachian mountains.

Part of the flint hills stretches into North-Central Oklahoma and in the Southeast corner, Cavanal hill is officially recognized as the worlds tallest hill, on 1.999 feet 609 m, this is not the definition of a mountain on one leg. More than 500 named creeks and rivers make up Oklahomas waterways, and with 200 lakes created by dams, it holds the largest number of reservoirs in the country. Oklahoma covers an area of square miles 69.898 181.030 km 2, with 68.667 177.850 square miles km 2 of Land and 1.231 3.190 square miles km 2 of water, making it the 20th largest state in the United States. As a rule, it is divided into seven regions: green country / North East Oklahoma southeastern, Central Oklahoma, South Central Oklahoma southwest, Northwest Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle.