Nebraska: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Petr Novák

Nebraska is located in the American Midwest in the Great Plains region. Nebraska’s most important industry is agriculture, and the state is a major producer of beef, pork, corn, and soybeans.

Nebraska: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Map of Nebraska / Where is Nebraska?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information About Nebraska
  2. What to See in the State of Nebraska
  3. Fun Facts about Nebraska
  4. Nebraska Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Nebraska
  6. Food Prices in Nebraska
  7. State Symbols of Nebraska

Basic Information About Nebraska

  • State Name: Nebraska
  • State Abbreviation: NE
  • Capital: Lincoln
  • Largest City: Omaha
  • Area: 200,520 km2 (16th largest U.S. state)
  • Population: 1,934,408 (38th highest in the U.S.)
  • Time Zone: western Nebraska MST (UTC-7) and MDT (UTC-6) in summer, rest of state CST (UTC-6) and CDT (UTC-5) in summer)
  • More Information: Speed Limits in Nebraska, Current Time in Nebraska, Minimum Wage in Nebraska

What to See in the State of Nebraska

  1. Indian Cave State Park
  2. Scotts Bluff National Monument
  3. Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha
  4. Carhenge (off Highway 87, 3 kilometers north of Alliance)
  5. Omaha Old Market
  6. Children’s Museum in Lincoln
  7. Nebraska Capitol in Lincoln
  8. Chimney Rock Formation
  9. Haymarket District in Lincoln
  10. Chadron State Park

For tips on other sights and places of interest in Nebraska, post them in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Nebraska

Date of Nebraska’s entry into the Union

March 1, 1867 (37th in order)

Nebraska state nickname

Cornhusker State

The Highest Mountain in Nebraska

Panorama Point (1,654 metres)

Rivers in Nebraska

  1. Missouri River (3,770 km)
  2. North Platte River (1,152 km)
  3. White River (930 km)
  4. Niobrara River (914 km)
  5. Republican River (729 km)

Airports in Nebraska

  1. Omaha – Eppley Airfield
  2. Lincoln Airport
  3. Grand Island – Central Nebraska Regional Airport
  4. Kearney Regional Airport
  5. Scottsbluff – Western Nebraska Regional Airport

Nebraska Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): no team
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (football): no team
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): no team

Universities in Nebraska

  • University of Nebraska

ZIP Codes

68001-68118, 68122-69367

Weather in Nebraska | Average Temperatures in Nebraska | Average Precipitation Nebraska

Nebraska Weather

Nebraska is characterized by hot summers and cool winters with average temperatures slightly below freezing. The lowest temperature in Nebraska was measured in 1899, when it was -44 °C in Morrill County. Nebraska gets about 70 to 90 cm of snow per year.

The average temperature in Nebraska in July is 24 °C, the record high was 48 °C in 1936 in the small community of Minden in the south of the state. Thunderstorms or tornadoes can be expected during the spring and summer.

Current Forecasts:

Largest Cities in Nebraska

# City Population Map
1 Omaha 408,958 Show on Map
2 Lincoln 258,379 Show on Map
3 Bellevue 50,137 Show on Map
4 Grand Island 48,520 Show on Map
5 Kearney 30,787 Show on Map
6 Fremont 26,397 Show on Map
7 Hastings 24,907 Show on Map
8 North Platte 24,733 Show on Map
9 Norfolk 24,210 Show on Map
10 Columbus 22,111 Show on Map

Food Prices in Nebraska

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $8.00
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $4.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.57
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $2.07
  • Milk (1 l): $0.58
  • Bread (500 g): $2.44
  • Rice (1 kg): $2.94
  • Egg (12 pcs): $1.45
  • Cheese (1 kg): $10.26
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $9.36
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $15.36
  • Apple (1 kg): $4.77
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.73
  • Oranges (1 kg): $4.90
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $3.30
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $2.88
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.53
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $2.72
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $7.00

Grocery prices in Omaha valid in January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Nebraska Flag | Nebraska State Emblem

State Symbols of Nebraska

  • Ballad: A Place Like Nebraska
  • Poet: William Kloefkorn
  • Gemstone:chalcedony
  • Fossil: mammoth
  • Insects: bees
  • Stone: agate
  • Flower: goldenrod
  • Folk Dance:Square Dance
  • Limonade: Kool-Aid
  • Drink: milk
  • Song: Beautiful Nebraska
  • Bird: Western Bluebird
  • Fish: spotted salamander
  • River: Platte River
  • Mammal: White-tailed deer
  • Tree: cottonwood

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