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State Facts

Full Name

State of Nebraska

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

March 1, 1867 (37th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

1,711,263 (38th)

Land Area (Rank)

76,872 square miles; 199,099 square kilometers (15th)

Capital

Lincoln

Postal Abbreviation

NE

State Nicknames

  • Cornhusker State,
  • Beef State

Motto

Equality before the law

Song

“Beautiful Nebraska” (music by Jim Fras, words by Jim Fras and Guy G. Miller)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Goldenrod
  • Tree: Cottonwood
  • Bird: Western meadowlark
  • Gem: Blue agate
  • Stone: Prairie agate
  • Animal: White-tailed deer
  • Beverage: Milk
  • Ballad: “A Place Like Nebraska”

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Cattle,
    • corn,
    • hogs,
    • soybeans,
    • wheat,
    • sorghum
  • Industry:
    • Food processing,
    • machinery,
    • electric equipment,
    • printing and publishing