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Nevada Facts

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Nevada Location In The US Nevada State Map

This page contains a wealth of information on the state of Nevada. Please click on the type of the fact that you are interested in:



Geography & Demographics

State Abbreviation NV
State Capital Carson City
State Size Total (Land + Water): 110,561 sq miles; Land Only: 109,826 sq miles
Number of Counties 17
Time Zone Pacific Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone
Bordering States Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah
Highest Point Boundary Peak, 13,147 feet
National Parks Great Basin National Park
State Population (2015) 2,890,845
State Population Density 26.3 people / square mile
Area Codes 702, 775
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Las Vegas (588,274) 
Henderson (264,839) 
North Las Vegas (223,873) 
Reno (222,801) 
Sunrise Manor (191,007)

Government & Legislature

Statehood October 31, 1864
Electoral Votes 6
State Flag Nevada State Flag
Governor Official Nevada Governor Website
U. S. Senators List of U. S. Senators From Nevada
U. S. Representatives List of U. S. Representatives From Nevada
State Senators List of Nevada State Senators
State Assembly Members List of Nevada State Assembly Members
State Government Official Site
State Constitution Nevada State Constitution
Same-Sex Marriage Legalization Date October 9, 2014
Road Conditions Nevada Road Conditions
State Quarter Issue Date January 31, 2006

State Symbols

State Animal Desert bighorn sheep
State Artifact Tule Duck Decoy
State Bird Mountain bluebird
State Colors Silver and blue
State Fish Lahontan cutthroat trout
State Flower Sagebrush
State Fossil Ichthyosaur
State Grass Indian ricegrass
State Insect Vivid dancer damselfly
State Locomotives Engine No. 40
State March Silver State Fanfare
State Metal Silver
State Motto All For Our Country and Battle Born
State Nickname Sagebrush State; Silver State; Battle Born State
State Precious Gemstone Virgin Valley black fire opal
State Reptile Desert tortoise
State Rock Sandstone
State Semiprecious Gemstone Nevada turquoise
State Soil Orovada soil series
State Song Home Means Nevada
State Tree Bristlecone pine and the single-leaf pinon

Sports Teams

Major Sports Teams NHL: Vegas Golden Knights
NCAA Division I Schools UNLV (Mountain West) 
University of Nevada, Reno (Mountain West)

Popular Tourist Attractions

Famous People Born In Nevada

Famous Actors And Actresses

  • Thomas Dekker
  • Matthew Gray Gubler
  • Jena Malone

Nevada Fun Facts

  • The name Nevada comes from Sierra Nevada, a Spanish term meaning snow-covered mountain range.
  • Las Vegas, Nevada has more hotel rooms than any other city on earth. As of 2016, 10 out of the top 15 biggest hotels in the world are in Las Vegas.
  • Lake Tahoe, located along the border between California and Nevada, is the largest alpine lake in North America. It is the second deepest lake in the United States.
  • Nevada has more hot springs than any other state in the country, with more than 300 occurring naturally.
  • Nevada is the driest state in the nation with an average annual rainfall of 9.5 inches.
  • In March 19, 1931, Governor Fred Balzar signed into law Assembly Bill 98, which legalizing gambling in the Nevada.
  • In 1931, the Pair-O-Dice Club was the first casino to open in Nevada.
  • Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the United States.
  • The longest Morse Code telegram ever sent was the Nevada state constitution. Sent from Carson City to Washington D.C. in 1864, it was sent over two days and cost $4,303.27.

This page was last updated on April 02, 2018.

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