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Nebraska (NE) is the 16th largest state in the U.S. The state of NE is famous for its agricultural sector. The capital of Nebraska is Lincoln and the biggest city is Omaha.
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About Nebraska Map: Nebraska lies in both Midwestern United States and the Great Plains. It is the 16th largest and 37th most populous state of the country. It is bordered by South Dakota to the north, Wyoming to the west, Kansas to the south, Colorado to the southwest, Iowa to the east, and Missouri to the southeast.

History of Nebraska
Inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years, European exploration started in Nebraska in the 17th century.
The territory was claimed by both France and Spain and was a part of the Louisiana territory. Following the purchase of Louisiana by the United States in 1803, Nebraska came under the its rule. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 created Nebraska Territory, but the territory assumed its current shape only in 1861. On 1 March 1867 Nebraska was granted statehood and it became the 37th state of the United States.

Nebraska has two prominent land regions: Great Plains to its west and Dissected Till Plains to its east. Western Nebraska consists of diverse land regions like the Sand Hills, the Pine Ridge, and the Wildcat Hills. The main rivers of the state are the Platte, Niobrara, and the Republican rivers.

Nebraska experiences two different kinds of climate. The eastern part has a humid continental climate and the western part has a semi-arid climate. The summers are hot and winters are fairly cold across the state. It is also prone to thunderstorms. The Chinook winds also influence the climate of Nebraska.

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The Cornhusker State is a popular tourist destination and is known for its scenic trails, cuisine, and entertainment scene. Some important places to visit when in Nebraska include the following:

Lincoln: The capital of Nebraska has a vibrant art and culture scene. The Nebraska State Capitol, Hyde Observatory, Lincoln Children's Zoo and Fairview, and home of William Jennings Bryan are worth a visit.

Omaha: The largest city of Nebraska, Omaha has many historic districts and museums. The Henry Doorly Zoo, The Old Market, Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center and Dreamland Historical Project, are popular tourist destinations.

Kearney: Important places of tourist interest include Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, Museum of Nebraska Art, and Stagecoach.

Fairbury: The former railroad city of Fairbury houses the Rock Island Railroad Depot Museum, Rock Creek Station State Historical Park, and the Fairbury City Park.

Grand Island: It is a major shopping hub in Central Nebraska. Tourists also flock the city to visit the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, and the Crane Meadows Nature Center. You can also witness the migration of cranes from the banks of the Platte River.

Ogallala: Walk in the white sandy beaches, camp, or go fishing in Nebraska’s biggest lake - Lake McConaughy. Other places of interest in Ogallala include Boot Hill Cemetery and the Petrified Wood Gallery.

Beatrice: Located on the Big Blue River, Beatrice houses several tourist attractions including the Homestead National Monument of America, Gage Museum, and Beatrice Speedway.

North Platte: Popular tourist destinations include the Lincoln County Historical Museum, Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park and the America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial.

Ashland: Top tourist attractions in Ashland include Strategic Air & Space Museum and the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Last Updated On : Sept 11, 2014

The official flag of Nebraska has a field of azure color that has the Nebraska State seal at the center.
Official Name Nebraska
Area77,354 sq mi
Population1,881,503 (2014 est)
Largest CityOmaha
Official LanguageEnglish
Time ZoneCentral: UTC 6/5, Mountain: UTC 7/6
GovernorPete Ricketts
Lt. GovernorMike Foley
U.S. SenatorBen Sasse, Deb Fischer
Joined the UnionMarch 1, 1867
NicknameCornhusker State
Highest PointPanorama Point
Lowest PointMissouri River at Kansas border
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