Lincoln is located just south of Omaha, with a population of over 277,000, serving as the capitol of the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County.
Lincoln is home to the University of Nebraska, the largest university in the state with approximately 26,000 students enrolled. Lincoln is the economic, cultural and political anchor for the state of Nebraska. In the 1970s, the city was designated as a “refugee-friendly” city by the U.S. Department of State, and by the 2016-2017 school year, Lincoln Public Schools provided support for approximately 3,200 students from 118 countries, who spoke 68 different languages.
Named after Abraham Lincoln, the city is a tourist destination for history buffs who have the option to enjoy panoramic views of the city from the observation tower of the capitol building, tour the grounds to find a Lincoln Monument that was created by the same artist who sculpted its famous counterpart in Washington D.C., or visit the Governor’s mansion.