Nebraska

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State of Nebraska
Flag of Nebraska State seal of Nebraska
Flag of Nebraska Seal
Nickname(s): Cornhusker State
Motto(s): Equality before the law
Map of the United States with Nebraska highlighted
Official languageEnglish
CapitalLincoln
Largest cityOmaha
Largest metroOmaha
AreaRanked 16th
 • Total77,421 sq mi
(200,520 km2)
 • Width210 miles (340 km)
 • Length430 miles (690 km)
 • % water0.7
 • Latitude40°N to 43°N
 • Longitude95°25'W to 104°W
PopulationRanked 38th
 • Total1,711,263
 • Density22.3/sq mi  (8.6/km2)
Ranked 42nd
 • Median household income$44,623 (20th)
Elevation
 • Highest pointPanorama Point[1]
5,424 ft (1,653 m)
 • Mean2,592 ft  (790 m)
 • Lowest pointMissouri River[1]
840 ft (256 m)
Admission to UnionMarch 1, 1867 (37th)
GovernorPete Ricketts (R)
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U.S. SenatorsDeb Fischer (R)
Ben Sasse (R)
U.S. House delegationList
Time zones 
 • most of stateCentral: UTC-6/-5
 • panhandleMountain: UTC-7/-6
ISO 3166US-NE
AbbreviationsNE
Websitewww.nebraska.gov

Nebraska is a state in the center of the United States. Its capital is Lincoln and the largest city is Omaha. It touches the states of Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado and Kansas.

Nebraska is known for its agriculture, especially beef and corn.

Nebraska has hot summers and cold winters. A temperature of 30 °C (which is about 86 °F) is common in the summer, and in the winter it can be -20 °C (which is about -4 °F) or colder at night.

History[change | change source]

On May 30, 1854, the United States government made a law called the Kansas-Nebraska Act. It made two territories called Kansas Territory and Nebraska Territory. In the 1860s, many people moved there to take free land from the government. Nebraska became a state on March 1, 1867.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. 29 April 2005. Retrieved 2006-11-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)