City of Tulsa Seal

Oil Capital of the World, Tulsey Town, T-Town, The 918

State - Oklahoma

Counties - Osage, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner


Type - Mayor-Council

Mayor - Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr.

City Council

District 1 - Jack Henderson

District 2 - Jeannie Cue

District 3 - David Patrick

District 4 - Blake Ewing

District 5 - Karen Gilbert

District 6 - Byron Steel

District 7 - Arianna Moore

District 8 - Phil Lakin, Jr.

District 9 - G.T. Bynum


City - 483.8 km2 (196.8 sq mi)

Land - 483.1 km2 (192.7 sq mi)

Water - 10.9 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
194 m (722 ft)

(in 2011)

City - 396,466

Density - 823.6/km2 (1,991.9/sq mi)

Metro - 951,880

Demonym - Tulsan


Timezone - CST(UTC-6)

Summer (DST) - CDT (UTC-5)

Area Codes - 539, 918

Tulsa is the 2nd largest city in Oklahoma and the 45th-largest in the United States.

Tulsa was first settled between 1828 and 1836 by the Lochapoka Band of the Creek tribe. In 1921, it was the site of the Tulsa Race Riot. For most of the 20th century, the city was considered "Oil Capital of the World", a nickname more recently held by Houston, Texas. Tulsa, along with other cities, claims to be the birthplace of U.S. Route 66 and is also known for it's Western Swing music.

Located in Tornado Alley, the city frequently experiences severe weather. It is situated on the Arkansas River at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeast Oklahoma, a region of the state known as "Green Country". Considered the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma, Tulsa houses two world-renowned art museums, full-time professional opera and ballet companies, and one of the nation's largest concentrations of art deco architecture. The city has been called one of America's most livable large cities by Partners for Livable Communities, Forbes, and Relocate America. FDi Magazine in 2009 ranked the city no. 8 in the U.S. for cities of the future. In 2012, Tulsa was ranked in BusinessWeek's top 50 best cities in America.


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