Nevada Facts


Nevada Location In The US Nevada State Map

Nevada is known for:

  • Gambling
  • Large and extravagent hotels
  • Hot and dry weather
  • Rich silver deposits
  • Hoover Dam
  • Area 51

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
Tallest Building Resorts World Las Vegas in Winchester[d], 679 feet
Largest StadiumAllegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, capacity 65,000
National ParksGreat Basin National Park
State Population (2020)3,104,614
State Population Density28.3 people / square mile
Area Codes 702, 775
Top 5 Cities (2020 population) Las Vegas (662,368)
Henderson (329,172)
North Las Vegas (260,098)
Reno (259,290)
Sparks (106,900)

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
Same-Sex Marriage Legalization DateOctober 9, 2014
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 NFL: Las Vegas Raiders
NHL: Vegas Golden Knights
NCAA Division I Schools UNLV (Mountain West)
University of Nevada, Reno (Mountain West)

Table Tennis Clubs in Nevada

City Table Tennis Club
Las VegasLas Vegas Table Tennis Club
Las VegasLee's Table Tennis Club
RenoReno Sparks Table Tennis Club

Popular Tourist Attractions

Festivals and Events

Top festivals and events in Nevada. They are listed in approximate order of when they take place during the year.

Festival / Event When Location
Carson Valley Hot Air For Hope Balloon Festival May Lampe Park, Gardnerville
Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas May Las Vegas
Nevada State Fair June Carson City
Reno Rodeo June Reno
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival July to August Incline Village
Burning Man Late August to early September Black Rock City
Nugget Rib Cook-Off Late August to early September Sparks
Las Vegas Greek Food Festival September Las Vegas
The Great Reno Balloon Race September Reno
National Finals Rodeo (NFR) December Las Vegas

Popular Iconic Nevada Foods

Nevada is famous for the following foods:

  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Chateaubriand
  • All-You-Can-Eat Sushi
  • Buffet Food
  • Prime Rib
  • Navada-style Chili
  • Basque-style Picon Punch

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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