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Nebraska is a state in the Midwestern and Western part of the United States of America. With an area of 200,520 km² (77,421 sq mi) and a population of 1,826,341 (per the 2010 census), Nebraska is ranked as the 16th largest state by land area, and the 38th by population. Nebraska's name is derived from a Chiwere word meaning "flat water," after the Platte River that flows through the state.
Nebraskans are sometimes colloquially referred to as "
Cornhuskers" (which is derived from the University of Nebraska's nickname, the Cornhuskers, later the nickname of the state itself). Once considered part of the Great American Desert, it is now a leading farming state.
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