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|State of Nebraska|
|Nickname(s): Cornhusker State|
|Motto(s): Equality before the law|
77,421 sq mi |
|- Width||210 miles (340 km)|
|- Length||430 miles (690 km)|
|- % water||0.7|
|- Latitude||40°N to 43°N|
|- Longitude||95°25'W to 104°W|
|Number of people||Ranked 38th|
22.3/sq mi (8.6/km2)|
|- Average income||$44,623 (20th)|
|Height above sea level|
|- Highest point||
5,424 ft (1,653 m)
|- Average||2,592 ft (790 m)|
|- Lowest point||
840 ft (256 m)
|Became part of the U.S.||March 1, 1867 (37th)|
|Governor||Dave Heineman (R)|
Deb Fischer (R)|
Mike Johanns (R)
|- most of state||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|- panhandle||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
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 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.
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.
- "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. 29 April 2005. http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/elvadist/elvadist.html#Highest. Retrieved 2006-11-6.