Lincoln is the state capital that houses the legislative body (unicameral) in the state capital building, which is renowned for its marvelous architecture. The city has a population around 225,000 citizens, which is second only to Omaha. The city is located in the southeastern part of the state, but is not near the Platte River nor the Missour River. Major industries include state government, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, banking, information technology, insurance, and goods transport. The weather in Lincoln is quite unpredictable with extremes of high and low temperatures throughout the year. It is even quite variable from day to day. The land geography of Lincoln is generally flat with some hilliness in the eastern part of the city. The history of Lincoln began as a town built around a salt mine. Later on, there was a disagreement on whether to place the state's capital in Omaha or Lincoln. It was originally in Omaha, but was moved to Lincoln, later on.
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