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State o Nebraska
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Nickname(s): Cornhusker State
Motto(s): Equality afore the law
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Nebraska heichlichtit
Offeecial leid Inglis
Demonym Nebraskan
Caipital Lincoln
Lairgest ceety Omaha
Lairgest metro Omaha–Council Bluffs
Aurie Ranked 16t
 • Tot 77,358 sq mi
(200,365 km2)
 • Width 210 miles (340 km)
 • Lenth 430 miles (690 km)
 • % watter 0.7
 • Latitude 40° N tae 43° N
 • Longitude 95° 19' W tae 104° 03' W
Population Ranked 37t
 • Tot 1,907,116 (2016 est)[1]
 • Density 24.6/sq mi  (9.5/km2)
Ranked 43rd
 • Median hoosehauld income $60,474[2] (18t)
 • Heichest pynt Panorama Pynt[3][4]
5,424 ft (1654 m)
 • Mean 2,600 ft  (790 m)
 • Lawest pynt Missouri River at Kansas border[3][4]
840 ft (256 m)
Afore statehuid Nebraska Territory
Admission to Union Mairch 1, 1867 (37t)
Govrenor Pete Ricketts (R)
Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley (R)
Legislatur Nebraska Legislatur
 • Upper hoose None (unicameral)
 • Lawer hoose None (unicameral)
U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R)
Ben Sasse (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation Jeff Fortenberry (R)
Don Bacon (R)
Adrian Smith (R) (leet)
Time zones  
 • Maist o state Central: UTC −6/−5
 • Panhandle Mountain: UTC −7/−6
ISO 3166 US-NE
Abbreviations NE, Neb., Nebr.

Nebraska is an American state that lies in baith the Great Plains an the Midwastren Unitit States. It is mairchit bi Sooth Dakota tae the north, Iowa tae the east an Missouri tae the sootheast, baith athort the Missouri River, Kansas tae the sooth, Colorado tae the southwast an Wyoming tae the wast. It is the anerly triply laundlocked U.S. state. Nebraska's aurie is juist ower 77,220 square miles (200,000 km2) wi awmaist 1.9 million fowk. Its state caipital is Lincoln, and its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River.

Indigenous fowks includin Omaha, Missouria, Ponca, Pawnee, Otoe, an various branches o the Lakota (Sioux) tribes leeved in the region for thoosands o years afore European exploration. The state is crossed bi mony historic trails an wis explored bi the Lewis an Clark Expedeetion.

Nebraska wis admittit as the 37t state o the United States in 1867. It is the anerly state in the Unitit States that's legislatur is unicameral an offeecially nonpairtisan.

Nebraska is componed o twa major laund regions: the Dissected Till Plains an the Great Plains. The Dissected Till Plains is a region o gently rowin hills an conteens the state's lairgest ceeties, Omaha an Lincoln. The Great Plains occupy maist o wastren Nebraska, chairacterised bi treeless prairie, suitable for cattle-grazin. The state haes a lairge agricultur sector an is a major producer o beef, pork, maize an soybeans. Thare are twa major climatic zones: the eastren hauf o the state haes a humid continental climate (Köppen climate clessification Dfa), wi a unique wairmer subteep conseedert "wairm-temperate" near the sootrhen plains lik in Kansas an Oklahoma that hae a predominantly humid subtropical climate. The wastren hauf haes a primarily semi-arid climate (Koppen BSk). The state haes wide variations atween winter and simmer temperatures, decreasin sooth throu the state. Veeolent thunnerstorms an tornadoes occur primarily in ware an simmer, but whiles in autumn. Chinook winds tend tae wairm the state signeeficantly in the winter an early ware.

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  1. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 26, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2015. [deid airtin]
  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 frae the oreeginal on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elevation adjuistit tae North American Vertical Datum o 1988.

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