Nebraska (NE)

Quick Facts

Capital City:  Lincoln

Abbreviation:  NE

Population (2019): 1,868,516; Rank: 37 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:  Midwest

Admission to Statehood:  March 1, 1867 (37th State)

State Motto:  

State Nickname: Cornhusker State

Origin of State Name: Name based on an Otoe Indian word meaning “flat water,” referring to the Platte River

Area Codes: 308, 402

Zip Codes: Nebraska Zip Codes

 

 

State Symbols

Bird:  Western Meadowlark | List of State Birds

Flag:  A banner for the State of Nebraska shall consist of a reproduction of the great seal of the state, charged on the center in gold and silver on a field of national blue. Get this Flag

Flower: Goldenrod (Solidago serotina) | Other State Flowers

Soil: Holdrege

Song:   Beautiful Nebraska Written by: Jim Fras

Tree:  Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) | Other State Trees

Quarter:  Chimney Rock, covered wagon Nebraska Quarter | List of State Quarters

 

 

Geography

Area:

Area: 77,358 sq.mi (200,356 sq.km.), 16th

Land: 76,878 sq.mi. (199,113 sq.km.), 15th

Water: 481 sq.mi. (1,246 sq.km.), 42nd

Largest Cities: Omaha | Bellevue | Grand Island | Kearney | Fremont | Hastings | North Platte | Norfolk | Columbus

Border States:   Colorado | Iowa | Kansas | Missouri | South Dakota | Wyoming | List of US Regions

Highest Point: Panorama Point ; 5,424 feet, (1,655 m.), 20th tallest

Lowest Point: Nebraska; 840 feet, 44th lowest

Geographic Center: Custer, 10 miles northwest of Broken Bow

National Parks:  Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Homestead National Historical Park
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
Missouri National Recreational River
Niobrara National Scenic River
Scotts Bluff National Monument

Location:

Absolute Center: 41°31.5’N / 99°51.7’W

Relative Center: Custer, 10 miles northwest of Broken Bow

Distance Between U.S. Cities

State Government

Governor:  Pete Ricketts (R)

Senators:  Ben Sasse (R) Deb Fischer (R)

Representatives:  Senate House

Constitution: Nebraska’s Constitution

Electoral College Votes:  5 Votes

 

Economy

 

  • Agriculture: Cattle, corn, hogs, soybeans, wheat, sorghum.
  • Industry: Food processing, machinery, electric equipment, printing and publishing.

White Pages: Nebraska White Pages

Education