Nowata is a city in Nowata County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 3,971 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Nowata County.
Nowata is located at 36°41′43″N 95°38′15″W / 36.69528°N 95.6375°W / 36.69528; -95.6375 (36.695409, -95.637546).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²), all of it land.