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Many symbols of Nebraska can be found in our Nebraska coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Nebraska Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Nebraska OutlineState Name: Nebraska
State Nickname: The Cornhusker State
also known as The Beef State
State Capital: Lincoln
State Governor: Pete Ricketts
State Abbreviation: Nebr.
2 letter Postal Code: NE
Area: 77,047 square miles
Date Entered the Union: March 1, 1867
State #: 37
Borders: S. Dakota, Missouri River, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming
Nebraska flagFlag Meaning: The gold and silver state seal sits in the center of a dark blue rectangle. The inner seal's design symbolizes commerce, mechanical arts, transportation and agriculture. The state motto, "Equality before the law," appears in the banner across the inner design. The flag was adopted in 1925.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 3
State Motto: Equality before the law
State Flower: goldenrod
State Bird: Western meadowlark
State Song: "Beautiful Nebraska"
State Tree: cottonwood
State Mammal: whitetail deer
State Fish: channel catfish
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings, Fremont, North Platte, Norfolk, Columbus
Famous Residents:
- Fred Astaire, dancer
- Marlon Brando, actor
- Johnny Carson, TV host
- Dick Cavett, TV entertainer
- Richard B. Cheney, vice president
- Montgomery Clift, actor
- James Coburn, actor
- Henry Fonda, actor
- Gerald Ford, president
- David Janssen, actor
- Malcolm X, civil rights leader
- Nick Nolte, actor
Attractions: Omaha Reservation, Homestead National Monument, Pioneer Village, Scott's Bluff National Monument, First Settlement, Bellevue, Boys Town, Brownville, Buffalo Bill's Ranch, Cook Ranch, florence, Fort Atkinson, Massacre Canyon Monument, Oregon Trail, Robidoux Pass, Toadstool Park, Windlass Hill, Chimney Rock
Agriculture: beef cattle, corn, grain sorghum, hay, hogs, rye, wheat
Natural Resources: natural gas, pumicite, sand and gravel, clay

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