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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Lincoln // state code ISO: NE ; FIPS: US31
    surface: 199113 = 76880 sq.mi // rank in USA: 15 // location: West North Central
    climate: continental semi-arid
    entered USA as 37th state on: 1867-03-01
    administrative division: 93 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 1,711,263
    population density 2000: 9 per = 22 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 8,4%
    main ethnic groups: white 89,6%; black 4%; Asian 1,3%; Native American/Nat. AK 0,9%; other 4%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: corn, sorghum, soybeans, hay, wheat, dry beans, oats, potatoes, sugar beets
    livestock (million): cattle: 6,6 / pigs: 3,1 / poultry: 13,9; broilers 11,5 / sheep: 0,114
    timber/lumber: oak, hickory, elm
    chief industries: agriculture, manufacturing
    chief industrial products: processed foods, industrial machinery, printed materials, electric & electronic equipment
    chief mining products: portland & masonry cement, sand & gravel, crushed stone, lime
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: a nameless mountain in the SW corner (near Kimball) of 1654 m = 5426 ft
    other mountains: Hogback Mt. 1549, Antilope Hill 1335, Wild Horse Hill 1281
    lowest point in the state: ca 275 m in the SE corner
    lakes: Lake Alice, Lake Minatare, Dads Lake, Swan Lake, Crescent Lake
    artificial lakes: Lake C.W. McConaughy, Lewis & Clark Lake, Sherman Res., Harlan County L., Merritt Res.
    rivers: Missouri, Platte, Niobrara, Republican River, Loup
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Cornhusker State
    motto: Equality before the law
    song: Beautiful Nebraska
    flower: Goldenrod // bird: Western meadowlark // tree: Cottonwood
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.02 by Jan Lahmeyer
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