Nebraska State of America

Nebraska, 37th State
 (Equality before the law)
  • Name (Oto Indian word): “Ñí Brásge”, or”Ní Btháska”; “flat water”.
  • Governor: John Peter Ricketts (Republican Party)
  • Capital: Lincoln
  • Population:  1,952,570 (2020), (38th most populous)
  • Location: Nebraska is located on the Great Plains lying in the Midwestern and western part of United States.
    1. North: South Dakota,
    2. East: Iowa,
    3. South; Kansas,
    4. West: Wyoming,
    5. Southwest: Colorado
    6. Southeast: Missouri
  • Area: 200,356 km2/77,358 mi2, 16th by rank
  • Postal Abbreviation: NE
  • Admitted to Union: March 1, 1867
  • Official language: English

State’s Symbols

  • State River: Platte River
  • State Soil: Holdrege Soil
  • State Tree: Cottonwood
  • State Grass: Little Bluestem
  • State Flower: Goldenrod
  • State Food:
    1. State Beverage: Milk
    2. State Soft Drink: Kool-Aid
  • State Mammal: White-tailed Deer
  • State Insect: Honeybee
  • State Fish: Channel Catfish
  • State Amphibian: none
  • State Dinosaur: none
  • State Reptile: none
  • State Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • State Horse: none
  • State Butterfly: none
  • State Fossil: Mammoth
  • State Rock: Prairie Agate
  • State Gemstone: Blue Chalcedony
  • State mineral: none
  • State Song: Beautiful Nebraska, A Place Like Nebraska (Ballad)
  • Poet Laureate: John G. Neihardt
  • State Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • State Firearm: none
  • State Ship: none
    Geography Facts
  • Land: 199,113 km(76,878 mi2), 15th
  • Water: 1,246 km(481 mi2), 42nd
  • Shoreline: 698+ km, (434+ mi)
  • National Forests: 2
  • State Parks: 87
  • National Parks: 5
  • Water: 0.7%
  • Largest city (by area): Omaha (367.3 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Omaha (470,702 people)
  • Lowest point: Nebraska; 840 feet, 44th lowest
  • Highest point: Panorama Point; 5,424 feet, (1,655 m.), 20th tallest
      Facts about Nebraska
  • It has the largest indoor Rainforest in the U.S., covering an area of 1.5 acres and is eight-story tall. One can find everything from pygmy hippos to Malayan tapirs and capuchin monkeys.
  • It has the largest aquifer in the U.S, the Ogallala Aquifer. It is feeding the middle third of the country.
  • It has the largest porch swing in the world, which can fit 25 adults. It is hanging in Hebron.
  • The only state to have Navy, despite being landlocked. Admirals include Queen Elizabeth II, Captain Kangaroo, Big Bird, Dr. J., John Glenn, and Bill Murray.
  • The only state to have a unicameral legislature. All other states are bicameral with House and Senate.
  • The only place in the world having automobile Stonehenge, the Carhenge. Build by 39 automobiles, in Alliance.
  • The first state to develop and use 911 emergency communication. It was developed in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • The first state in the U.S. to have two women competitors (in 1986) against each other for the governorship.
  • Nickname/s: Cornhusker State, Beef State
  • Key Cities: Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island
  • Major industries: Military, financial services, transportation, agriculture
  • Famous for: Chimney Rock, Agate Fossil Beds
  • Area codes: 308, 402
     Natural Resources
  • Agriculture:
    1. Corn
    2. Soybean
    3. Wheat
    4. Grain Sorghum
    5. Dry Beans
    6. Sugar Beet
    7. Forages
  • Livestock:
    1. Beef
    2. Cow/calf
    3. Sheep
    4. Lambs
    5. Broilers (young chickens)
    6. Farm chickens
    7. Turkeys
  • Livestock products:
    1. Dairy products
    2. Chicken eggs
    3. Turkeys
    4. Broiler
  • Mining:
    1. Chalcedony (blue agate)
    2. Bismuth
    3. Antimony
    4. Lead
    5. limestone
    6. Sand and gravel
    7. Clays
  • Fossil fuel:
    1. Petroleum
    2. Natural gas
      Mountains

              Mountains: 179 

              Best Mountains to Visit:

  • Panorama Point (State High Point)
  • Scotts BluffWildcat Hills
  • Bead Mountain
  • Chalco Hills Trails
  • Courthouse Rock
  • Schramm Park National Recreation Trail
  • Jail Rock
  • Zorinsky Park Trail
  • Pine Ridge
     Divisions
  • 93 Counties
  • 577 Cities
  • N/A Towns

 

 

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