Nebraska is a midwestern U.S. state encompassing the prairies of the Great Plains, the towering dunes of the Sandhills and the panhandle’s dramatic rock formations. Lincoln, the capital and a vibrant university town, is distinguished by its soaring state capitol. The city of Omaha is home to the Durham Museum, which honors the state’s pioneering past in a converted railroad depot.
State Capital: Lincoln.
Nebraska state was the 37th state to join the union in 1867. South Dakota borders Nebraska to its north, Missouri, and Iowa borders Nebraska to its east. Kansas is located to Nebraska's south and to the southwestern part of Nebraska, Colorado forms a right angle (south and west). Wyoming shares its borders to the west. The state capital of Nebraska is Lincoln.
Situated in the western-central area of the US, Nebraska served as a stop-over hub for migrants moving to the riches of the north and west during the first half of the 19th century. After the American Civil War, Nebraska's railway was developed and with immigration, the fertile agriculture land of Nebraska was developed and its grassland supported a growing range cattle industry. Due to such natural resources, Nebraska has always been a leading food producer in the us since statehood.
Nebraska's rivers have played an important role in its development. Most of Nebraskans live near the Platte and Missouri rivers and the rest of the state is sparsely populated. In the 19th century, the Missouri River was a key highway to the trans-Mississippi West. The Platte River also has a significant role in Nebraska's state history. The name "Nebraska" comes from the Oto Indian word "Nebrathka".
The Main Cities in Nebraska
Below are the top largest cities in the state of Nebraska and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Omaha - 408,958
2.Lincoln - 258,379
3. Bellevue - 50,137
4. Grand Island - 48,520
5. Kearney - 30,787
6. Fremont - 26,397
Famous Landmarks in Nebraska
Below are some of Nebraska’s most visited landmarks:
- Chimney Rock — or Elk Penis according to Native Americans — is a geological formation and designated National Historic site that served as a landmark along the Oregon Trail, the California Trail, and the Mormon Trail during the mid-19th century.
Tallest Buildings in Nebraska
Below are the tallest buildings in Nebraska:
-In Omaha, the First National Bank Tower rises as the tallest building in the state at 634 feet tall. It is a 45 story skyscraper and was completed in 2002.
1. One First National Centre (45 stories; 634 feet)
2. Woodmen Tower (30 stories; 478 feet)
3. Elmwood Tower (22 stories; 320 feet)
4. Union Pacific Center (19stories; 317 feet)
5. First National Centre (22 stories; 295 feet)
6. Mutual of Omaha Building (14 stories; 285 feet)
7. AT&T Building (16 stories; 265 feet)
8. Northern Natural Gas Building(19 stories; 260 feet)
9. 1200 Landmark Centre (15 stories; 255 feet)
10. Omaha World-Herald (16 stories; 250 feet)
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