Nevada Facts

State Location Nevada Location In The US
State Abbreviation NV
Statehood October 31, 1864
State Capital Carson City
State Size Total (Land + Water): 110,561 sq miles; Land Only: 109,826 sq miles
Number of Counties 17
State Population (2015)2,890,845
State Population Density26.3 people / square mile
Electoral Votes6
State Quarter Issue Date January 31, 2006
State Motto All For Our Country and Battle Born
State Flower Sagebrush
State Tree Bristlecone pine and the single-leaf pinon
State Bird Mountain Bluebird
Nickname Sagebrush State, Silver State, Battle Born State
State Flag Nevada State Flag
State Gas Tax$0.3385 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$1.80 / Pack
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)
Major Sports Teams None

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