Nebraska Panhandle

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Map of Nebraska highlighting the Panhandle

The Nebraska Panhandle is an area in the west of the state of Nebraska. A panhandle is an area extending from the rest of a political unit; the Nebraska panhandle is two-thirds as broad as the rest of the state. It is approximately 100 miles east to west and 125 miles north to south. The Nebraska panhandle roughly encompasses the area in Nebraska between 102° and 104°W longitude and 41° and 43°N latitude. It comprises eleven counties with a combined land area of 14,180.76 square miles (36,728.0 km²), or about 18.45 percent of the state's land. Its population as of the 2000 census was 90,410 inhabitants, or about 5.28 percent of the state's population. Its largest city is Scottsbluff, in the west-central part of the area.

Counties[edit]

Cities and Towns[edit]

Major cities in the Nebraska panhandle include:

Points of Interest[edit]

The Nebraska panhandle has a great deal of geographical and geological diversity; the region itself is made up of several smaller areas. Areas, features, and sites of interest in the Nebraska panhandle include:

The Nebraska panhandle borders the states of South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado.

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Coordinates: 42°N 103°W / 42°N 103°W / 42; -103 (Nebraska Panhandle)