is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln, and its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River.
The state is bordered by South Dakota to the north, Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, both across the Missouri River, Kansas to the south, Colorado to the southwest and Wyoming to the west. Indigenous peoples including Omaha, Missouria, Ponca, Pawnee, Otoe, and various branches of the Lakota (Sioux) tribes lived in the region for thousands of years before European exploration.
Nebraska was admitted as the 37th state of the United States in 1867.
It is the only state in the United States whose legislature is unicameral and officially nonpartisan.
According to the 2010 census, Omaha's population was 408,958, making it the nation's 43rd-largest city; this had increased to 446,599 as of a 2014 estimate.