Facts about Nevada
Nevada is located in the mountain west, western, and southwest regions of the United States. It is bordered by Arizona, California, Utah, Oregon, and Idaho. Nevada is the seventh-largest state in the United States, with 110,622 square miles. It is the 35th most populous state, with approximately 2,758,931 residents, and the 42nd most densely populated. Nevada’s region had been inhabited by Native American tribes prior to European settlement in the 1800s. Following the Mexican War, the United States gained control of the land, and Nevada became the 36th state to join the Union in 1864. Nevada Territory was its previous name before becoming a state.
Nevada gets its name from the Spanish word for snowcapped.
Nevada is known as the ‘Silver State, Sagebrush State.’
The state motto of Nevada is ‘All for Our Country.’
‘Home Means Nevada’ is the state song of Nevada.
Carson City is the state capital, and Las Vegas is the largest city.
Nevada residents are known as Nevadans.
Nevada’s state flag was revised in 1991 after being adopted in 1929.
The state flower of Nevada is sagebrush, and the state grass is Indian ricegrass.
The state trees of Nevada are the single leaf pinon and the bristlecone pine.
Nevada’s state animal is the desert bighorn, and its state fish is the Lahontan cutthroat trout.
Walker Lake, Lake Tahoe, Lake Mojave, Lake Mead, and Pyramid Lake are among Nevada’s major lakes.
The Truckee River, Humboldt River, and Colorado River are among Nevada’s major rivers.
Hay, alfalfa seed, wheat, barley, and potatoes are among the most important crops grown in Nevada.
Cattle, tourism, mining, gambling, divorce, seismic monitoring devices, titanium products, and hydro-electric power are all major industries in Nevada.
Nevada is divided into 16 counties and one independent city.
Las Vegas, Nevada is America’s gambling capital.
Reno, Las Vegas, and Lake Tahoe are the most popular tourist destinations in Nevada.
The Hoover Dam is another popular tourist attraction. It was once the tallest concrete dam in the world. 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete make up this dam.
The kangaroo rat discovered in Death Valley, Nevada, can go its entire life without drinking a drop of water.
Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state in the United States, with the highest peak, Boundary Peak, standing at 13,145 feet.
The Sierra Nevada is the proper name for Nevada’s mountain range.
The Follies Bergere at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has been running since 1959.
Liberace’s music entertainer Liberace is the subject of an entire museum in Las Vegas.
Nevada is home to Area 51. It is thought to be a research facility for aliens, and some believe the US government has evidence of alien life in Area 51.
Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any other city on the planet.
Bugsy Seigel named the Las Vegas casino The Flamingo after his girlfriend. Because of her long legs, he chose the name.
In 1862, the author Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) relocated to Virginia City.