Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma and the 46th largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly 400,000 people as of the 2012 US Census. The metropolitan area has nearly 952,000 residents who refer to themselves as “Tulsans.”
For most of the last century, Tulsa was known as the “Oil Capital of the World”, as it was an important hub for the American oil industry, sitting along the world-famous U.S. Route 66. The city is also known for its unique Western Swing music scene.
Tulsa is known as the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma, with two art museums, a full-time opera and ballet company. It also has one of the nation’s largest concentrations of art deco architecture.
In 2012, Tulsa ranked among BusinessWeek’s top 50 “Best Cities” in America. The city is home to the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock, the Tulsa Oilers (CHL), the Tulsa Drillers (Texas League) and the Tulsa 66ers (NBADL).
Tulsa is home to the Port of Catoosa, which sits at the head of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, and is the most inland river port in the U.S., giving the city access to international waterways. Major highways in the city include I-44, I-244, US-412, US-169, US-66, US-64, US-75, OK-11, OK-51, Creek Turnpike and the Gilcrease Expressway.
The city is served by Tulsa Transit, which operates buses with daily routes and services to suburban areas, including Broken Arrow, Sand Springs and Jenks. The Tulsa International Airport is the home to 10 commercial airlines, making almost 80 departures daily.
The city is the county seat of Tulsa County, which is the most densely-populated county in Oklahoma. The city is also the home of several colleges, including Oral Roberts University, the University of Tulsa and Tulsa Community College.
Local media outlets include the region’s largest newspaper, the Tulsa World, as well as KJRH-TV, KOTV-TV, KTUL-TV, KOED-TV and KOKI-TV.
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