Nebraska is a state that lies both in the Great Plains and in the Midwestern United States. It is bordered by South Dakota in the north, Iowa and Missouri in the east, Kansas in the south, Colorado in the south and west, and Wyoming in the west. Its capital is Lincoln, and its largest city is Omaha. With a population of almost 1.9 million, Nebraska is the 37th most populous of the 50 U.S. states. Its governor is Pete Ricketts.
The state’s name comes from Native American words that mean “flat water”. This phrase refers to the Platte River, which runs through the state. Indeed, rivers have been important to Nebraska’s geography and settlement. A majority of Nebraskans live close to the Missouri and Platte rivers, leaving much of the state lightly populated.
In 1854, the federal government created a reservation for Native Americans from Nebraska, but also for other Native Americans from other states who were forced to move to Nebraska.
Nebraska’s climate has two major climatic zones: The eastern two-thirds of the state have a humid continental climate, although the southwest of this region may be classified as a humid subtropical climate showing temperatures as low as 26.6 °F or −3 °C. The larger Great Plains region is subject to extremes in temperature, wind speeds, and precipitation.
Nebraska was the first state in the country to celebrate Arbor Day in 1872, and nowadays is home to the Nebraska National Forest in west-central Nebraska, which resulted from a human effort to plant trees on the barren plains.
Nebraska has a large agricultural sector, and is a major producer of beef, pork, corn, soybeans, and sorghum. Other important economic sectors include freight transport (by rail and truck), manufacturing, telecommunications, information technology, and insurance.
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Complete List of Cities in Nebraska
Omaha is a City in Douglas county with -400 000 inhabitants.
Lincoln is a City in Lancaster county with -250 000 inhabitants.
Bellevue is a City in Sarpy county with -50 000 inhabitants.
Grand Island is a City in Hall county with -50 000 inhabitants.
Kearney is a City in Buffalo county with -30 000 inhabitants.
Fremont is a City in Dodge county with -30 000 inhabitants.
Hastings is a City in Adams county with -30 000 inhabitants.
North Platte is a City in Lincoln county with -30 000 inhabitants.
Norfolk is a City in Madison county with -30 000 inhabitants.
Columbus is a City in Platte county with -30 000 inhabitants.
Papillion is a City in Sarpy county with -20 000 inhabitants.
Scottsbluff is a City in Scotts Bluff county with -15 000 inhabitants.
Beatrice is a City in Gage county with -15 000 inhabitants.
South Sioux City is a City in Dakota county with -15 000 inhabitants.
La Vista is a City in Sarpy county with -15 000 inhabitants.