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  • Land Mass: Nearly 200 Square Miles Norman Including University of Oklahoma & Lake Thunderbird
  • Population: 116,151 (125 in 1889)
  • Form of Government: Council/Manager 11 Departments 17 Boards and Commissions
  • Incorporated: May 13th, 1891
  • Charter adopted: June 28th, 1919

Norman is the Seat of Cleveland county and is located 17 miles south of the state capital, Oklahoma City.

The main campus of the University of Oklahoma, one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the United States, is within walking distance of downtown Norman.

Norman's economic base is mainly in education, manufacturing, and governmental agencies.

Norman offers a variety of recreational and cultural interests including:

  • Over 60 parks
  • Legacy Trail curving north and south through the heart of downtown Norman
  • Lake Thunderbird
  • Sooner Theatre
  • Festivals and events all year

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Norman has an excellent school system. Norman Public Schools consists of 2 high schools, 4 middle schools, 15 elementary schools and an alternative education school. In addition Norman has many private schools and is home to Moore/Norman Technology Center.

Norman's Public Library is located in the downtown area of Norman adjacent to the Municipal Complex.