Facts About Nebraska
The Capital City of Nebraska in Lincoln. Nebraska gained statehood as the 37th state in 1867, and the state’s first legislature established Nebraska’s official seal in the same year.
- The nickname of the state is Cornhusker State.
- Nebraska is located between 40.816N, 096.688W.
- The total land area of the state is 77358 sq.mi.
- Border States of Nebraska are Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Wyoming.
- Nebraska’s economy depends on Agriculture: Cattle, corn, hogs, soybeans, wheat, sorghum; and Industry: Food processing, machinery, electric equipment, printing, and publishing.
- Rainfall in the state is almost twice as heavy in the east as in the west.
- The Scotts Bluff National Monument and the Chimney Rock National Historic Site, are the historical sites.
- The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, houses the largest indoor rainforest in the United States. The Lied Lunge, covering 1.5 acres of land with an eight-story building, features flora, fauna, and animals from rainforests all over the globe.
- Nebraska has the only unicameral legislature in the United States, meaning that it has a single-house system. It’s also nonpartisan—there are no party affiliations listed on voting ballots.
- The University of Nebraska Cornhusker football team has produced more Academic All-Americans than any other Division I school.
- The state of Nebraska is nowhere near an ocean. However, there is a lighthouse that stands along the road in Ashland, Nebraska. The lighthouse was constructed over 75 years ago and graces a 40-acre lake nearby.
- Speaking of Lincoln, Nebraska, the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ football stadium is capable of holding more than 90,000 people. On game day, the stadium becomes the 3rd most populated place in the state!
- The University of Nebraska in Lincoln is home to the largest weight room in the United States. In fact, it covers a whopping 3/4 of an acre meaning there’s plenty of space for the entire football team to get a proper workout.
- In the late 1800s, a law created in Lehigh, Nebraska forbid merchants from selling donut holes. One lawmaker claimed donut holes were a waste and believed that by selling the middle of the donut bakers were trying to make an undue profit. Thankfully, the law was repealed in the late 1990s, but these tasty round treats are still hard to come by in the town of Lehigh.