|State of Nebraska|
|Governor||Pete Ricketts (R)|
|Time zone||−6 / −7|
|Joined||1 mart 1867|
Nebraska is a state of the United States. The standard abbreviation for the “Cornhusker State”, as it is nicknamed, is NE. The capital is Lincoln, while Omaha is the largest city and Nebraska City bears the same name.
The state of Nebraska covers 200,520 km². The western panhandle of the state belongs to the Mountain time zone, the rest to the Central time zone. Nebraska is bordered by the state of South Dakota to the north, Wyoming to the west, Iowa and Missouri to the east, and Colorado and Kansas to the south. In some places Nebraska is quite flat, but most of it is hilly. The highest point is 1653 meters. Nebraska, like many other states of the US, has many straight borders, but they do not always share 1 coordinate along their entire length.
Starting in the southeast of the state and clockwise, these are the coordinates of the intersections of the straight borders:
- First coordinate: 40°N, 95.30829°W
- Westward to: 40.00308°N, 102.05174°W
- North to: 41.00236°N, 102.05172°W
- Westward to: 41.00141°N, 104.05325°W
- North to: 43.00059°N, 104.05303°W
- Eastward to: 42.99856°N, 98.49856°W
- Southeast to first coordinate via the Missouri River
Köppen climate zones for Nebraska
View into the Great Plains at Lincoln
The main rivers are the Platte and the Missouri, which the Platte flows into and which forms the entire eastern border. At the town of North Platte, the rivers North Platte and South Platte meet in the Platte. The largest lake is Lake CW McConaughy, through which the North Platte River flows.
Most of Nebraska (central, north and east) has a warm continental climate with precipitation throughout the year. Despite the cold winters, this climate is relatively suitable for agriculture. The western part of the state has a cold steppe climate.
Oglala National Grassland near Chadron in far northwest Nebraska
The natural vegetation in Nebraska is prairie, a type of grassland. In eastern Nebraska it is about so-called Tallgrass prairie (with long grasses); in the west it is about Shortgrass prairie (with short grasses). In most of the state, however, there is a mixture of both. The tallgrass prairie is protected in the Nine Mile Prairie, a nature preserve northwest of Lincoln. In northwestern Nebraska, which is primarily home to shortgrass prairie, the prairie is protected in the Oglala National Grassland. Nebraska is part of the Great Plains and the Corn Belt.
There is one interstate interstate, I-80. Many of the larger cities in Nebraska are on I-80 (east to west): Omaha, Papillion, Lincoln, York, Kearney, Lexington, Cozad, Gothenburg, North Platte, Ogallala, and Sidney.
Just off I-80 are these major cities (east to west): Bellevue, Grand Island, Hastings, and Holdrege.
Further up the state are these major cities (from a to z): Alliance, Beatrice, Broken Bow, Chadron, Columbus, McCook, Norfolk, Scottsbluff, and Valentine.
Demography and Economics
According to TRACKAAH, Nebraska had 1,826,341 residents (9.11 per km²), of which approximately 66% of the population lived in urban areas. The largest cities are Omaha and the capital Lincoln. The median per capita income is quite normal at the American level. There is a lot of agriculture just about everywhere in Nebraska. There is also a large meat processing industry; Omaha is one of the most meat-packing cities in the world.
The gross product of the state in 2004 was 68 billion dollars.
According to COUNTRYAAH, Nebraska is divided into 93 counties.
1 July, 2007
1 July, 2007
The executive branch of the state is headed by a governor, who is directly elected by the voters in the state. In 2014, Pete Ricketts of the Republican Party was elected governor of the state of Nebraska. On January 8, 2015, he succeeded his party colleague Dave Heineman, who was governor of Nebraska for ten years.
Nebraska is the only US state that does not have a bicameral legislature: there is only one parliament (Nebraska Legislature) with 49 members who call themselves senators, even though it is not referred to as the Senate. This is because in 1934 the House of Representatives was abolished. Another unique fact is that it is officially an impartial parliament, so without division into Democrats, Republicans or others. In practice, however, there is a large Republican majority.