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The State of
Nebraska (NE)

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The capital of Nebraska is Lincoln.

The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Nebraska: NE

For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "NEB" as the abbreviation for Nebraska. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office changed their recommendation to "NB". In 1969, they changed from "NB" to the currently used "NE" (this change was done to prevent confusion with the Canadian Province of New Brunswick, which has the abbreviation of "NB").

Typical abbreviation for Nebraska: Neb., Nebr.

The pronunciation of Nebraska:

When the people of Nebraska refer to themselves: 1:

Time Zone: Although most of Nebraska lies in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone, the western portion lies in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone. The following counties are in Mountain Time:

Arthur, Banner, Box Butte, Keith, Kimball, Chase, the western portion of Cherry, Cheyenne, Dawes, Dundy, Garden, Grant, Hooker, Morrill, Perkins, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan & Sioux

All of Nebraska observes daylight saving time.

Nickname for Nebraska: "The Cornhusker State"

State Motto: Equality Before The Law"

State Bird: Western Meadowlark (sturnella neglecta)

State Tree: Eastern Cottonwood (populus deltoides)

State Flower: Goldenrod (solidago)

State Song: "Beautiful Nebraska"

Statehood: Nebraska became the 37th state on Mar 1, 1867.

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