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Texoma is an interstate region in the United States, split between Oklahoma and Texas. The name is a portmanteau of Texas and Oklahoma. Like many regional names, businesses use the term Texoma in their name to describe their intended service area.

Texoma
Region
Lake Texoma
Lake Texoma
Map of Texoma Region
Map of Texoma Region
Country United States
State Oklahoma
 Texas
Largest citySherman
Area
 • Total14,961 km2 (5,776 sq mi)
 • Land14,396 km2 (5,558 sq mi)
 • Water565 km2 (218 sq mi)  3.8%
Population
(2010)
 • Total319,455
 • Density21/km2 (55/sq mi)

The eight-county definition of the area (see below) places the Texoma region's combined population at 319,455.

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DefinitionEdit

Texoma is usually defined as the area on either side of the state border along the Red River valley, in particular the area around Lake Texoma.[1] The surrounding area is alternatively referred to as Texomaland. The Wichita FallsLawton and ParisHugo areas are sometimes also included "Texoma" or "Texomaland" due to their proximity to the Red River and the Texas/Oklahoma border, but most definitions exclude that area.

The main area of the Texoma region is the area and surrounding cities near Lake Texoma which includes eight counties. Much of the population is concentrated in the Sherman–Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area and three Micropolitan Statistical Areas, although the area around Bonham is also very populated.

Most of the region is also a part of the DallasFort Worth Combined Statistical Area.[2]

A portion of the Texoma area south of Lake Texoma has been designated an American Viticultural Area, the Texoma AVA. The Texas part of Texoma is served by the Texoma Council of Governments.[3]

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Counties and statistical areasEdit

 
County map of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma, with the Texoma region marked in light blue.

The Texoma region consists of eight counties, five of which are in Oklahoma and three of which are in Texas.

in Oklahoma
in Texas

Some of the counties are included in Texoma's one metropolitan area and three micropolitan areas. In each case, the metro- or micropolitan area corresponds to a single county.

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