Living the Latin motto, "Fortiter in Re" or "Courageously in every enterprise," Omaha is the biggest city in the State of Nebraska and serves as the county seat of Douglas County.
Located in the eastern part of the state in the Midwestern United States, Omaha really is a courageous city delving into all kinds of business enterprise, being a home to five Fortune 500 companies and a wealth of Nebraskan information technology, engineering, architecture, education and economy.
A home of more than 400,000 Americans, Omaha is also the 60th largest metropolitan city in the United States. It is melting pot of culture where Mexican, Jewish, African American, Irish, Asian, German, Greek, and Native American communities live with a peaceful small town atmosphere.
It is brilliantly situated near the Missouri River, about 30 kilometers north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is called the "Gateway to the West" because of its crucial role as the transportation center to the west of the United States in the 19th century and the main city where key industries flourish like breweries, stockyards and meatpacking plants. Today, it is also a center of Nebraskan tourism, a haven of travelers whose eyes are longing for historical, cultural and modern attractions.