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Lincoln {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} is the capital of the State of Nebraska and the second-most populous city in Nebraska.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Lincoln is located in the southeastern part of Nebraska and is in the Lincoln metropolitan (statistical) area.<ref name="metromicro">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Lincoln's population in 2014 was estimated at 272,996.<ref name="2014 Pop Estimate" />

Lincoln was founded as the village of Lancaster on the wild salt flats of what was to become Lancaster County.<ref name="founding">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> A short time later, Lancaster was renamed Lincoln and became Nebraska's capital.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Sometimes referred to as the "Star City", many of Lincoln's primary employers fall within the service and manufacturing industries, including a growing high tech sector.<ref name="npr">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name="npr2">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name="silicon">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The city is the home of the University of Nebraska,<ref name="unl">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> has an unemployment rate of 2.2% (August 2015, preliminary)<ref name="unemplrate">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and has the second tallest capitol building in the United States.


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