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US State
NicknameCornhusker State
MottoEquality Before the Law
Official languagesEnglish
Largest cityOmaha
Largest metro areaOmaha-Council Bluffs
Area Ranked16th
Total77354 sq mi 200520 km2
Width210 mi 340 km
Length430 mi 690 km
% water0.7
Pop. Rank38th
Density23 /sq mi 8.88 /km2
Median income$44,623 (20th)
Highest pointPanorama Point
5424 ft 1653 m
Mean2592 ft 790 m
Lowest pointMissouri River
840 ft 256 m
Other information
Admission to UnionMarch 1, 1867 (37th)
GovernorDave Heineman (R)
Lieutenant GovernorRick Sheehy (R)
LegislatureNebraska Legislature
Upper houseNone
Lower houseNone
U.S. SenatorsBen Nelson (D)
Mike Johanns (R)
U.S. House delegationJeff Fortenberry (R)
Lee Terry (R)
Adrian M. Smith (R)
- most of state - Central: UTC-6/-5
- panhandle - Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5


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Nebraska c-enaudio=en-us-Nebraska.oggnəˈbræskə is a state on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. The state's capital is Lincoln and its largest city is Omaha, on the Missouri River.

Once considered part of the Great American Desert, Nebraska is now a leading farming and ranching state. The Omaha and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) are federally recognized American Indian tribes, each with a reservation in Thurston County in eastern Nebraska, where they constitute the majority of population.

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