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Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, in the western part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. The population was 15,039 at the 2010 census. Scottsbluff is the largest city in the Nebraska Panhandle, and the 13th largest city in Nebraska.Scottsbluff was founded in 1899 across the North Platte River from its namesake, a bluff that is now a U.S. National Park called Scotts Bluff National Monument. The smaller town of Gering had been founded south of the river in 1887. The two cities have since grown together to form the 7th largest urban area (Scottsbluff Micropolitan Statistical Area) in Nebraska.HistoryScottsbluff was laid out in 1899 when the railroad was extended to that point.Other namesIn the Lakota language, Scottsbluff is called pȟaŋkéska wakpá otȟúŋwahe ("abalone river city").Geography and climateScottsbluff is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.27sqmi, of which, 6.22sqmi is land and 0.05sqmi is water.
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