State of Nebraska

Nebraska Geostatistics

  • Land area:
    (land)76,872 sq. miles
    (water) 480 sq. miles
    (TOTAL) 77,352 sq. miles
  • Land area: (all states)
  • Horizontal Width: 421 miles
  • Vertical Length: 206 miles Note: Maximum lengths and widths are point to point, straight line measurements from the Mercator map projection and will vary some usage of other map projections
  • Border States: (6) Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas
  • Districts: (105) map
  • County: (largest in population) Douglas, 463,585
  • Geographic centre: in Custer
  • Highest Point: 5,426 ft rise of the state’s far southwest corner
  • Lowest Point: Along the Missouri River, 840 feet.
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Average Elevation: 2,586 feet

Nebraska Lat / long


  • Latitude/Longitude: (Absolute Locations)
    Lincoln: (capital city) 40º 86′ N, 96º 68′ W
    Omaha: 41º 25′ N, 95º 99′ W
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Nebraska is positioned in both the northern and western hemispheres. Located in the central (or Midwestern region) of the United States of America, part of North America – Nebraska is bordered by the states of Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas.

Nebraska is a state in the West North Central States, in the northern United States. Area 200.3 thousand sq. km, population 1.82 million people (2011). The administrative center is Lincoln. Major city of Omaha. See counties in Nebraska.

Located on the Great Plains west of the Missouri River. It borders South Dakota to the north, Colorado and Wyoming to the west, Kansas to the south, and Iowa and Missouri to the east.

In the central part there is a vast area of sandy hills.

The climate is temperate continental with hot summers and cold winters, with frequent and severe droughts.

  • AbbreviationFinder: Introduction to the state of Nebraska, covering commonly used acronyms and the list of main cities and town in Nebraska.


In 1541, Francisco Coronado and Hernando de Soto declared Nebraska a Spanish territory. Subsequently, Spain, France and Great Britain fought for these lands. Nebraska was part of the Spanish possessions, then was briefly part of France as part of the French colony of Louisiana. In 1803, the United States bought Louisiana. From 1804 to 1834, Nebraska was part of Indiana, Louisiana, and Missouri in turn. After the adoption of the law on homesteads by the US Congress (1862), immigrants began to arrive in Nebraska. In 1867, Nebraska became the 37th US state. At the end of the 19th century – the flourishing of agriculture. During the Great Depression economic recession that continued until the middle of the 20th century. This was facilitated by frequent droughts and severe storms, during these years the population of the state decreased by 5%. In the middle of the 20th century, the economy revives (thanks to military orders for food supplies during World War II). By the 1990s, the state had become the leading state in the US in terms of irrigated agricultural land. Traditionally, about half of the working-age population is employed in agriculture. Large family farms predominate. There is an increase in the number of jobs in the service sector.

The predominant industries are manufacturing. Food, chemical industry, oil, sand, gravel extraction. Agriculture is developed (large family farms). They grow corn, soybeans and wheat. Meat farming. Service sector. Various national natural parks.

State of Nebraska