state of the United States of America

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.

CountryUnited States
Before statehoodNebraska Territory
Admitted to the UnionMarch 1, 1867 (37th)
Largest cityOmaha
Largest metroOmaha–Council Bluffs
 • 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)
 • Total1,920,076 (2,017 est.)[1]
 • Density24.6/sq mi (9.5/km2)
 • Median household income
 • Income rank
 • Official languageEnglish
Trad. abbreviationNeb., Nebr.
Latitude40° N to 43° N
Longitude95° 19' W to 104° 03' W
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[3]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 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.


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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  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. LTC. "Nebraska Legislature". Retrieved September 4, 2017.