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CountryUnited States
Admitted to the UnionMarch 1, 1867 (37th)
Largest cityOmaha
Largest metroOmaha
Government
 • GovernorDave Heineman (R)
 • Upper house{{{Upperhouse}}}
 • Lower house{{{Lowerhouse}}}
U.S. senatorsDeb Fischer (R)
Mike Johanns (R)
U.S. House delegationList
Population
 • Total1,711,263
 • Density22.3/sq mi (8.6/km2)
 • Median household income
$44,623
 • Income rank
20th
Language
 • Official languageEnglish
Latitude40°N to 43°N
Longitude95°25'W to 104°W

Nebraska is a state in the center of the United States. Its capital is Lincoln. The largest city in Nebraska is Omaha. It touches the states of Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado and Kansas.

Nebraska is known for its agriculture, especially beef and corn.

Nebraska has hot summers and cold winters. A temperature of 30 °C (which is about 86 °F) is common in the summer, and in the winter it can be -20 °C (which is about -4 °F) or colder at night.

History

On May 30, 1854, the United States government made a law called the Kansas-Nebraska Act. It made two territories called Kansas Territory and Nebraska Territory. In the 1860s, many people moved there to take free land from the government. Nebraska became a state on March 1, 1867.

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