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Maps of Nebraska

Physical Map of Nebraska. It shows the physical features of Nebraska including its mountain ranges, Great Plains and major rivers.

Covering an area of 200,356 sq. km, the State of Nebraska is located in the central (Midwest) region of the United States.

The Great Plains of North America slope east from the Rocky Mountains, extending south from Canada through Nebraska, and into the state of Texas. As observed on the map, the rolling plains (hills) of eastern Nebraska (farm country) are crisscrossed by numerous small rivers and streams. In the central plains, the land is more rugged and quite hilly.

In western Nebraska, much of the land is blanketed by the Sand Hills, a large area of rolling sand dunes (formed by wind) and mostly covered by vegetation. In the far north-western corner of the state stands a small area of unusual formations of sandstone and clay known as The Badlands, which then also stretch into the state of South Dakota. Located to the southeast of Scottsbluff is the Chimney Rock - a prominent column of clay and sandstone that resembles a tall factory chimney.

In the elevated high plains of south-western Nebraska stands the state's highest point. It is not a mountain after all, but rather is an elevated rise of pasture land (at, 5,426ft). The state's lowest point, as marked by an inverted yellow triangle is, situated along the Missouri River at an elevation of 840ft.

The two major rivers of Nebraska are the massive Missouri along its eastern borders with Iowa, Missouri, and South Dakota; and the Platte River system, a tributary of the Missouri River, that drains a large portion of Nebraska and the Great Plains.

Counties Map

The State of Nebraska is divided into 93 counties. In alphabetical order, these counties are: Adams, Antelope, Arthur, Banner, Blaine, Boone, Box Butte, Boyd, Brown, Buffalo, Burt, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Chase, Cherry, Cheyenne, Clay, Colfax, Cuming, Custer, Dakota, Dawes, Dawson, Deuel, Dixon, Dodge, Douglas, Dundy, Fillmore, Franklin, Frontier, Furnas, Gage, Garden, Garfield, Gosper, Grant, Greeley, Hall, Hamilton, Harlan, Hayes, Hitchcock, Holt, Hooker, Howard, Jefferson, Johnson, Kearney, Keith, Keya Paha, Kimball, Knox, Lancaster, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, Madison, McPherson, Merrick, Morrill, Nance, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Perkins, Phelps, Pierce, Platte, Polk, Red Willow, Richardson, Rock, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Scotts Bluff, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Sioux, Stanton, Thayer, Thomas, Thurston, Valley, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, and York.

With an area of 200,356 sq. km, Nebraska is the 16th largest, the 37th most populous, and the only triply landlocked state in the USA. Located in the southeastern part of the state is Lincoln – the capital city of Nebraska. It serves as an administrative, cultural, commercial, financial, education, and health-care center of the state.  It also hosts the country’s 2nd tallest capitol building. Located in the eastern part of the state, on the west bank of the Missouri River is Omaha – the largest and the most populated city in Nebraska. It houses the headquarters of four Fortune 500 and five Fortune 1000 companies; as well as the offices of some major firms like Gallup Organization, DLR Group, and HDR Inc.

Where is Nebraska?

Map showing location of Nebraska in the world.

The State of Nebraska is located in the central (Midwest) region of the United States. The triply-landlocked state of Nebraska is bordered by the states of Colorado in the southwest; by Wyoming in the west; by South Dakota in the north, by Iowa in the east, by Missouri in the southeast, and by Kansas in the south.  The Missouri River flows along the state’s entire eastern border.

Regional Maps: Map of North America

Outline Map of Nebraska

The above blank map represents the State of Nebraska, located in the central (Midwest) region of the United States. The above map can be downloaded, printed and used for geography education purposes like map-pointing and coloring activities. 

The above outline map represents the State of Nebraska, located in the central (Midwest) region of the United States. It is the only triply landlocked state in the USA. 

Key Facts

Legal Name State of Nebraska
ISO 3166 Code US-NE
Capital City Lincoln
Largest City

Omaha (834,661)

This page was last updated on February 25, 2021

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