Oklahoma City is the largest city in Oklahoma. It is located in the central part of the state on the bank of River North Canada.
Oklahoma City is a newly born city. On April 22, 1889, the U.S. government opened the territory for settlement, and there was a rush across the border line to stake claims. A sprawling tent city sprang up near the Santa Fe railroad tracks, and within a short time Oklahoma City was a bustling town of 10,000. The city replaced Guthrie as the state capital in 1910.The city faced a devastating terrorist bombing in 1995 , which destroyed a federal office building and killed 168 people.
Oklahoma City is the wholesale and distributing center for the state. The city's stockyards are the largest stocker and feeder cattle market in the world. Oklahoma City is fostering a private entrepreneurial environment folowing the decline of the energy sectorand . Within the service sector, health services are projected to grow, followed by business services and retail trade. Tinker Air Force Base is one of the world's largest air depots, is a major city employer.Oil was discovered in the city in 1928, and petroleum production became a mainstay of the city's economy.