Geography & Demographics
||Total (Land + Water): 110,561 sq miles; Land Only: 109,826 sq miles|
|Number of Counties
||Pacific Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone|
||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|
|Top 5 Cities (2010 population)
Las Vegas (588,274)
North Las Vegas (223,873)
Sunrise Manor (191,007)
Government & Legislature
|State Animal||Desert bighorn sheep|
|State Artifact||Tule Duck Decoy|
|State Colors||Silver and blue|
|State Fish||Lahontan cutthroat trout|
|State Grass||Indian ricegrass|
|State Insect||Vivid dancer damselfly|
|State Locomotives||Engine No. 40|
|State March||Silver State Fanfare|
||All For Our Country and Battle Born|
||Sagebrush State; Silver State; Battle Born State|
|State Precious Gemstone||Virgin Valley black fire opal|
|State Reptile||Desert tortoise|
|State Semiprecious Gemstone||Nevada turquoise|
|State Soil||Orovada soil series|
|State Song||Home Means Nevada|
||Bristlecone pine and the single-leaf pinon|
|Major Sports Teams
|NCAA Division I Schools
UNLV (Mountain West)
University of Nevada, Reno (Mountain West)
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 August 21, 2016.