Nevada Facts



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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 PointBoundary Peak, 13,147 feet
National ParksGreat Basin National Park
State Population (2015)2,890,845
State Population Density26.3 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 Votes6
State Flag Nevada State Flag
GovernorOfficial Nevada Governor Website
U. S. SenatorsList of U. S. Senators From Nevada
U. S. RepresentativesList of U. S. Representatives From Nevada
State SenatorsList of Nevada State Senators
State Assembly MembersList of Nevada State Assembly Members
State GovernmentOfficial Site
State ConstitutionNevada State Constitution
Road ConditionsNevada Road Conditions
State Quarter Issue Date January 31, 2006

State Symbols

State AnimalDesert bighorn sheep
State ArtifactTule Duck Decoy
State Bird Mountain bluebird
State ColorsSilver and blue
State FishLahontan cutthroat trout
State Flower Sagebrush
State FossilIchthyosaur
State GrassIndian ricegrass
State InsectVivid dancer damselfly
State LocomotivesEngine No. 40
State MarchSilver State Fanfare
State MetalSilver
State Motto All For Our Country and Battle Born
State Nickname Sagebrush State; Silver State; Battle Born State
State Precious GemstoneVirgin Valley black fire opal
State ReptileDesert tortoise
State RockSandstone
State Semiprecious GemstoneNevada turquoise
State SoilOrovada soil series
State SongHome Means Nevada
State Tree Bristlecone pine and the single-leaf pinon

Sports Teams

Major Sports Teams None
NCAA Division I Schools UNLV (Mountain West)
University of Nevada, Reno (Mountain West)

Taxes

State Gas Tax$0.3385 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$1.80 / Pack

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.

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