Nebraska Facts

State Location Nebraska Location In The US
State Abbreviation NE
Statehood March 1, 1867
State Capital Lincoln
State Size Total (Land + Water): 77,354 sq miles; Land Only: 76,872 sq miles
Number of Counties 93
State Population (2015)1,896,190
State Population Density24.7 people / square mile
Electoral Votes5
State Quarter Issue Date April 3, 2006
State Motto Equality before the law
State Flower Goldenrod
State Tree Cottonwood
State Bird Western Meadowlark
Nickname Cornhusker State, Beef State
State Flag Nebraska State Flag
State Gas Tax$0.2770 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$0.64 / Pack
Area Codes 308, 402
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Omaha (408,958)
Lincoln (258,379)
Bellevue (50,137)
Grand Island (48,520)
Kearney (30,787)
Major Sports Teams None

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