Nebraska

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Nebraska
State of Nebraska
Nickname
Cornhusker State
Motto
Anthem: "Beautiful Nebraska"
Map of the United States with Nebraska highlighted
Map of the United States with Nebraska highlighted
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodNebraska Territory
Admitted to the UnionMarch 1, 1867 (37th)
CapitalLincoln
Largest cityOmaha
Largest metro and urban areasOmaha–Council Bluffs
Government
 • GovernorJim Pillen (R)
 • Lieutenant GovernorJoe Kelly (R)
LegislatureNebraska Legislature
JudiciaryNebraska Supreme Court
U.S. senatorsDeb Fischer (R)
Pete Ricketts (R)
U.S. House delegation1: Mike Flood (R)
2: Don Bacon (R)
3: Adrian Smith (R) (list)
Area
 • Total77,358 sq mi (200,356 km2)
 • Land76,874 sq mi (199,099 km2)
 • Water481 sq mi (1,247 km2)  0.7%
 • Rank16th
Dimensions
 • Length430 mi (690 km)
 • Width210 mi (340 km)
Elevation
2,600 ft (790 m)
Highest elevation5,424 ft (1,654 m)
Lowest elevation840 ft (256 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,961,504
 • Rank37th
 • Density24.94/sq mi (9.63/km2)
  • Rank43rd
 • Median household income
$59,970[3]
 • Income rank
22nd
DemonymNebraskan
Language
 • Official languageEnglish
Time zones
most of stateUTC−06:00 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)
PanhandleUTC−07:00 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
USPS abbreviation
NE
ISO 3166 codeUS-NE
Traditional abbreviationNeb., Nebr.
Latitude40° N to 43° N
Longitude95° 19′ W to 104° 03′ W
Websitewww.nebraska.gov
Nebraska state symbols
Living insignia
BirdWestern meadowlark[4]
FishChannel catfish
FlowerTall Goldenrod[5]
GrassLittle bluestem[6]
InsectWestern honey bee[7]
MammalWhite-tailed deer[8]
TreeEastern Cottonwood[9]
Inanimate insignia
BeverageMilk
Soft drink: Kool-aid
DanceSquare dance
FossilMammoth[10]
GemstoneBlue agate[11]
RockPrairie agate[12]
SloganWelcome to NEBRASKAland where the West begins[13] The Official Symbol and Slogan of Nebraska
SoilHoldrege series
OtherRiver: Platte River
State route marker
Nebraska state route marker
Lists of United States state symbols

Nebraska is a state near to 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]

Native American tribes, including the Omaha, Oto, Missouri, Pawnee, Arapaho and Cheyenne, all ceded land in Nebraska to the U.S. government.

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". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  3. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  4. LTC. "Nebraska Legislature statute 90-107". nebraskalegislature.gov. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  5. LTC. "Nebraska Legislature statute 1-101". nebraskalegislature.gov. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  6. LTC. "Nebraska Legislature statute 90-112". nebraskalegislature.gov. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  7. LTC. "Nebraska Legislature statute 90-114". nebraskalegislature.gov. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  8. LTC. "Nebraska Legislature statue 90-117". nebraskalegislature.gov. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  9. LTC. "Nebraska Legislature statute 90-113". nebraskalegislature.gov. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  10. LTC. "Nebraska Legislature statute 90-109". nebraskalegislature.gov. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  11. LTC. "Nebraska Legislature statute 90-108". nebraskalegislature.gov. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  12. LTC. "Nebraska Legislature statute 90-110". nebraskalegislature.gov. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  13. LTC. "Nebraska Legislature statute 90-105". nebraskalegislature.gov. Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2017.