Nebraska

Nebraska (English: Nebraska) is a state in the central part of the USA.

Geography

Nebraska is located on the Great Plains, west of the Missouri River. The area of ​​the state is 200.3 km². Nebraska borders the following states: South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri.

The capital of the state is the city of Lincoln. There is also a large city of Omaha. The Platte River flows through the territory of the state.

History

On March 1, 1867, Nebraska became the 37th state of the United States.

Famous people

  • Lafayette Ronald Hubbard

Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha
Place in the United States
Location of Omaha in Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the US
Location
County Douglas County
Type of place City
State Nebraska
Coordinates 41° 16′ N, 96° 1′ W
General
Surface 367.27 km²
– country 357.95 km²
– water 9.32 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
419,545
(1172 inhabitants/km²)
Height 332 m
Politics
Mayor Jean Stothert (R)
Other
ZIP code(s) 68022, 68101–68164, 68102, 68104, 68106, 68110, 68112, 68116, 68118, 68121, 68122, 68125, 68127, 68129, 68131, 68134, 68135, 68136, 68137, 68139, 68140, 68141, 68144, 68145, 68146, 68147, 68151, 68155, 68157, 68160
FIPS code 37000
Website cityofomaha.org
Downtown Omaha seen from the Heartland of America Park

According to COUNTRYAAH, Omaha is the largest city in the U.S. state of Nebraska, and is administratively part of Douglas County.

Demographics

Omaha seen from the air

In 1990 the city had 357,807 inhabitants. At the census in 2000, the number of inhabitants was determined at 390,007. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 419,545, an increase of 29,538 (7.6%).

About 7.5% of Omaha’s population is Hispanic and Latino, 13.3% of African origin and 1.7% of Asian origin.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​307.9 km², of which 299.7 km² is land and 8.2 km² is water.

Climate

In January the average temperature is -6.1 °C, in July it is 24.9 °C. There is an average annual rainfall of 758.4 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Art and culture

The Joslyn Art Museum of Fine Arts with the Sculpture Park, the Peter Kiewit Foundation Sculpture Garden.

Transport

Omaha can be reached via the freeways Interstate 80 and Interstate 29. To the northeast is the local airport Eppley Airfield.

The city is a historic center of rail traffic in the United States. The Union Pacific Railroad began building railroads from Omaha in 1865. Omaha is still the headquarters of the Union Pacific.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 12 km radius of Omaha.

Omaha

Carter Lake (9 km)

Boys Town (10 km)

La Vista (9 km)

Papillion (12 km)

Ralston (7 miles)

Trivia

  • One of the beaches during the Normandy Invasion of World War II was named after Omaha, see Omaha Beach.
  • On December 5, 2007, the Westroads Mall in Omaha made headlines after a shooting.
  • Warren Buffett is also known as ‘The Oracle of Omaha’.

Born in Omaha

  • Fred Astaire (1899-1987), film and Broadway ballroom dancer, singer and actor
  • Tillie Olsen (1912-2007), writer, poet, union activist and feminist
  • Gerald Ford (1913-2006), 38th President of the United States
  • Dorothy McGuire (1916–2001), actress
  • Montgomery Clift (1920-1966), actor
  • Lawrence Klein (1920-2013), economist and Nobel laureate (1980)
  • Marlon Brando (1924-2004), actor
  • Malcolm Little (1925-1965), spokesman for the Nation of Islam (better known as Malcolm X)
  • Lenka Peterson (1925-2021), actress
  • Warren Buffett (1930), businessman and investor
  • Inga Swenson (1932), actress
  • Barry Barish (1936), physicist and Nobel laureate (2017)
  • Nick Nolte (1941), actor
  • Terry Goodkind (1948-2020), science fiction writer
  • Robert Reed (1956), science fiction writer
  • Jim Fitzpatrick (1959), actor, film producer, film director and screenwriter
  • Alexander Payne (1961), film director
  • Jay Karnes (1963), actor
  • Andy Milder (1969), (voice) actor
  • Elliott Smith (1969-2003), singer-songwriter
  • Jason Kreis (1972), football player
  • Gabrielle Union (1972), actress and fashion model
  • Nicholas D’Agosto (1980), actor
  • Conor Oberst (1980), singer-songwriter
  • Andy Roddick (1982), tennis player
  • Hallee Hirsh (1987), actress
  • Sugar Todd (1990), long track speed skater

Lincoln (Nebraska)

Lincoln
City in the United States
Location
State Nebraska
County Lancaster County
Coordinates 40°48’32″NB, 96°40’44″WL
General
Surface 249,141 km²
– land 245,634 km²
– water 3,507 km²
Residents
(2020)
291.082
(1185 inhabitants/km²)
Politics
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird (D)
Website lincoln.ne.gov
Photo’s
View of Lincoln (2021)

Lincoln is the capital of the US state of Nebraska and the capital of Lancaster County. The city is the second largest in the state after Omaha and had 225,581 inhabitants in 2000.

The city was founded in 1856 as Lancaster. At the time, Omaha was the capital of the Nebraska Territory, but the people wanted a more central capital. Lancaster was chosen. On March 1, 1867, the day Nebraska became a US state, the city’s name was changed to Lincoln, after the recently assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

Demographics

Of the population 10.4 % is older than 65 and 30.4 % consists of single – person households. Unemployment is 2.7 % (2000 census figures).

About 3.6% of Lincoln’s population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 3.1% of African origin and 3.1% of Asian origin.

The population increased from 192,722 in 1990 to 225,581 in 2000.

Climate

In January the average temperature is -5.9 °C, in July it is 25.7 °C. There is an average annual rainfall of 717.8 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 20 km radius of Lincoln.

Lincoln

Bennet (20 km)

Davey (20 km)

Denton (16 km)

Malcolm (19 km)

Raymond (19 km)

Rock (17 km)

Waverly (17 km)

Born in Lincoln

  • Philip Abbott (1924-1998), actor and film director
  • Leo Ryan (1925-1978), politician
  • Theodore C. Sorensen (1928–2010), political advisor to both John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, attorney and writer
  • Charles Starkweather (1938-1959), serial killer
  • Dick Cheney (1941), United States Vice President, Secretary and Entrepreneur
  • Deb Fischer (1951), Senator for Nebraska
  • Janine Turner (1962), actress
  • Christopher B. Duncan (1974), actor
  • Hilary Swank (1974), actrice
  • Vic Wunderle (1976), archer
  • Lindsey Shaw (1989), actrice
  • Ashton Lambie (1990), track cyclist

York, Nebraska

York
Place in the United States
Location of York in Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the US
Location
County York County
Type of place City
State Nebraska
Coordinates 40° 52′ N, 97° 35′ WL
General
Surface 14.6 km²
– country 14.6 km²
– water 0.0 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
7.955
Height 184 m
Other
ZIP code(s) 68467
FIPS code 54045

York is a city in the US state of Nebraska. The city is located in York County. York is also the county seat. The city had about 8081 inhabitants during the 2000 census.

The city has had York College College since 1890. The town came into existence in 1869 after the South Platte Land Company established a village because the land around the place is very fertile; in addition to York, a number of other towns were also founded in the same region. The place was named after the easternmost city of York, in the state of Pennsylvania, which was founded more than a hundred years earlier and is much larger.

With the arrival of the railway, the place became more and more important. In 1877 the city already had 600 inhabitants. The city’s growth continued strongly despite the fact that the city still has the largest income from the agricultural sector. But with the advent of the highways, US Highway 81 and Interstate 80, in the 1960s, the city is increasingly moving towards more non-agricultural production.

Born in York

  • Fred Niblo, American film pioneer.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 10 mile radius around York.

York

Benedict (16 km)

Bradshaw (13 km)

McCool Junction (14 km)

Thayer (14 km)

Waco (11 km)

York, Nebraska