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State of Nebraska
Flag of Nebraska State seal of Nebraska
Flag Seal
Cornhusker State
Motto(s): Equality before the law
State song(s): "Beautiful Nebraska"
Map of the United States with Nebraska highlighted
Official languageEnglish
Largest cityOmaha
Largest metroOmaha–Council Bluffs
AreaRanked 16th
 • Total77,358 sq mi
(200,356 km2)
 • Width210 miles (340 km)
 • Length430 miles (690 km)
 • % water0.7
 • Latitude40° N to 43° N
 • Longitude95° 19' W to 104° 03' W
PopulationRanked 37th
 • Total1,920,076 (2017 est.)[1]
 • Density24.6/sq mi  (9.5/km2)
Ranked 43rd
 • Median household income$60,474[2] (18th)
 • Highest pointPanorama Point[3][4]
5,424 ft (1654 m)
 • Mean2,600 ft  (790 m)
 • Lowest pointMissouri River at Kansas border[3][4]
840 ft (256 m)
Before statehoodNebraska Territory
Admission to UnionMarch 1, 1867 (37th)
GovernorPete Ricketts (R)
Lieutenant GovernorMike Foley (R)
LegislatureNebraska Legislature
 • Upper houseNone (unicameral)
 • Lower houseNone (unicameral)
U.S. SenatorsDeb Fischer (R)
Ben Sasse (R)
U.S. House delegationJeff Fortenberry (R)
Don Bacon (R)
Adrian Smith (R) (list)
Time zones 
 • Most of stateCentral: UTC −6/−5
 • PanhandleMountain: UTC −7/−6
AbbreviationsNE, Neb., Nebr.
Nebraska state symbols
Flag of Nebraska.svg
Seal of Nebraska.svg
Living insignia
BirdWestern meadowlark
FishChannel catfish
GrassLittle bluestem
InsectWestern honey bee
MammalWhite-tailed deer
TreeEastern Cottonwood
Inanimate insignia
Soft drink: Kool-aid
DanceSquare dance
RockPrairie agate
SloganWelcome to NEBRASKAland where the West begins[5] The Official Symbol and Slogan of Nebraska.
SoilHoldrege series
OtherRiver: Platte River
State route marker
Nebraska state route marker
State quarter
Nebraska quarter dollar coin
Released in 2006
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]

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. "Nebraska: Population estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. July 1, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  2. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  5. LTC. "Nebraska Legislature". Retrieved September 4, 2017.