Lincoln is the capital city of the State of Nebraska, in the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 225,581 and is the second largest city in the state. It is the county seat of Lancaster County, and is one of the few large cities of Nebraska not located along the Platte River. Its nickname is the "Star City" (from the use of a star to mark state capitals on road maps) and it has adopted a logo consisting of a star made up of the letter L repeated 5 times.
Lincoln is the home of the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Nebraska system and is the location of the Nebraska State Fair. It is the headquarters of Nebraska Educational Television (affiliated with the Public Broadcasting System), and Nebraska Public Radio (affiliated with National Public Radio and Public Radio International). These public broadcasting networks reach throughout the state (with the exception of Omaha, which has its own local public stations). It also has two freeform radio stations: KZUM 89.3 FM and the UNL college station KRNU 90.3.
Lincoln is also the home of Union College and of Nebraska Wesleyan University.
The downtown area is home to commerce, culture, restaurants, shopping, nightlife and residentual lofts and appartments.Web Sites and Links
Interlinc - City of Lincoln and Lancaster CountyOfficial online access to local government agencies and services, bus schedules, street closings, online payments of fines, permits, and public records.