Located in America’s South Central region, Oklahoma has a diverse landscape and rich history. Part of the state was originally set aside for displaced Native Americans and was known as the Indian Territory. The remainder, known as the Oklahoma Territory, was open for white settlement. Most settlers in the state were drawn by the abundant mineral and agricultural resources. Much of the modern growth in Oklahoma’s economy can be attributed to mining, technology, and manufacturing, though other sectors are also experiencing substantial growth. Machinery and transportation equipment are large exports to countries such as Canada, Mexico, and Japan. Top agricultural outputs from Oklahoma include wheat, cattle, hogs, and hay. Although its energy industry has struggled in recent years, Oklahoma is ranked second in the nation in the production of natural gas.

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