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Oklahoma City metropolitan area

The Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area is a large urban region located in the central part of the state of Oklahoma. It is often known as the Oklahoma City Metro or Greater Oklahoma City, and contains the state capital and principal city, Oklahoma City. Seven counties make up the Oklahoma City Metroplex: Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, and Oklahoma. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the region had a population of 1,252,987. The micro urban area of Shawnee (in Pottawatomie County) is included in Oklahoma City's Combined Statistical Area (CSA) which brings the region's population to 1,322,429. The Oklahoma City Ц Shawnee CSA is also included as part of the I-35 Megalopolis. The following communities are suburbs and exurbs of Oklahoma City with populations of at least 1,000 found within the bounds of State Highway 33 to the north, State Highway 18 and US-177 to the east, State Highway 39 and State Highway 9 to the south, and US-81 to the west. [edit]North of Oklahoma City [edit]Nichols Hills and The Village These are separate small cities, surrounded by Oklahoma City. Nichols Hills, just north of Belle Isle, is an enclave of the affluent with many historic homes. [edit]Edmond Main article: Edmond, Oklahoma Edmond is a suburb of 75,000 people northeast of and adjacent to Oklahoma City. The famous U.S. Route 66 ran through downtown Edmond before turning southward into Oklahoma City. Edmond is a pioneer in Oklahoma education, with the University of Central Oklahoma (1890), the state's first place of higher education, and the first public school building constructed in the state. Edmond was also home to the first Junior League Roller Derby Team, The Snooty Dogs. Edmond is the hometown of 1996 Olympic gold medal-winner Shannon Miller. Edmond is ne of the fastest growing cities in Oklahoma. This area of the metro has great access to the Broadway Extension and I-35. [edit]Guthrie Guthrie the first capital of the State of Oklahoma, lies to the north of Edmond in Logan County. Guthrie is home to the drive-in theater used in the movie Twister, as well as some Victorian homes, which tend to be uncommon in Oklahoma. Recently, Guthrie and Edmond formed a pact to create the Edmond-Guthrie Regional Airport. [edit]Northeast of Oklahoma City [edit]Jones Jones is a small community of around 2,500 situated a few miles south of I-44. Its location east of Edmond is isolated and hilly, but convenient to Oklahoma City at large. [edit]Chandler Chandler is a city of about 3,000 located east of Edmond and north Oklahoma City on U.S. Route 66 and Interstate 44 and north of Shawnee on Highway 18 in Lincoln County. The Turner Turnpike (I-44) provides commuters and shoppers easy access to Oklahoma City. Located along the famous U.S. Route 66, Chandler is rich with Route 66 history and a popular stop on cruises and biker runs. Chandler offers a number of attractions to devotees of "The Mother Road". These include The Route 66 Interpretive Center, The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Museum and Hall of Fame, The Lincoln County Museum of Pioneer History, several Route 66-themed murals, the newly restored old cottage-style Phillips 66 gas station, P.J.'s Bar-B-Que, and the last remaining painted barn adverting Meramec Caverns west of town. Other attractions in Chandler include the Lincoln County Farmers Market and the annual Ice Cream Festival in the summer. Chandler is experiencing growth, including the opening of a Wal-Mart Supercenter, addition of new banks and restaurants, and construction of upscale housing out of city limits.