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about Omaha

Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska. It is the county seat of Douglas County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 390,007. Located on the eastern edge of Nebraska, it is on the Missouri River, just north of where the Platte River runs into the Missouri. Omaha has several small suburbs including Bellevue, La Vista, Papillion, and Ralston which brings the year 2000 metro area population to just over 600,000. An additional 58,000 people reside in Council Bluffs, Iowa across the Missouri River.

Omaha geography

Omaha is located at 41°15'38" North, 96°0'47" West (41.260482, -96.012990).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 307.9 km² (118.9 mi²). 299.7 km² (115.7 mi²;) of it is land and 8.2 km² (3.2 mi²;) of it is water. The total area is 2.67% water.

Omaha history

The Trans-Mississippi Exposition was held in Omaha from June 1 to November 1, 1898. The exposition drew over 2 million visitors and involved construction of attractions spanning over 100 city blocks including a shipworthy lagoon, bridges and magnificent buildings.

A devastating tornado ripped through Omaha in 1913 and has become known as the Easter Sunday Tornado.

The Omaha Riot occurred in 1919.

The Omaha Tornado of 1975 is another grim day in Omaha's past.

U.S. President Gerald Ford was born in Omaha. However, he only spent his early childhood there; he was adopted by a family in Michigan and grew up there. Omaha was also the birthplace of Malcolm X, but his family moved to Milwaukee when he was one year old.

Omaha Beach is not in Omaha, but rather was an Allied WWII code name for a beach in Normandy.

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