Located in Northeast
, Green Country
is a heavily-wooded area of
the state with a relatively high amount of rolling hills,
mountains and foliage as opposed to Central and Western Oklahoma
(which have geography similar to "the
" region of the U.S.). Average rainfall totals
in Green Country are generally above 40 inches per year, making
it considerably wetter and greener than most of the state.
name was devised in the 1960s by the Oklahoma Department of
Tourism and Recreation as one of six travel destination regions
within the state, but is the most historically significant of
all of them, as the name's usage can be traced to the early part
of the 20th century.
The area contains
Oklahoma's second largest city, and is one of the most populated
regions of Oklahoma.