Nebraska - the state of the group of states in the North-West Center (West North Central States). The population is 1.7 million people, including the city of more than 60%. Ethnic groups: Germans - 38,6%, Irish - 12,4%, English - 9,6%, the Swedes - 4,9%, the Czechs - 4,9%. The capital is Lincoln. There is one major city - Omaha. Two small town (about 30 thousand inhabitants) - Bellevue (Bellevue) and Grand Island (Grand Island). Nebraska is located on the Great Plains west of the Missouri River. Nebraska area is 200,500 km ². State is bordered at the north by South Dakota, at the west by Colorado and Wyoming, at the south by Kansas, at the east by Iowa and Missouri. On the slopes of the mountains - coniferous forests. In the central part of the vast area of sandy hills (Sand Hills region).