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Nevada

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Location of Nevada State


Capital: Carson City

Population: 2,758,931 (Source: 2012 U.S. Census)

Major Cities: Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, Sunrise Manor, Paradise, Spring Valley

Borders: Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, California

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $133,584 million (2012 U.S. Department of Commerce)

Key Industries:
Agriculture including cattle, dairy products, hay, and potatoes
Tourism, machinery, printing, electronic equipment, gold and silver mining

How Nevada got its name: The name Nevada comes from a Spanish word that means snow-covered.

Atlas of Nevada State
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Nevada State Symbols

State Nickname: Silver State

State Slogan: Wide Open

State Motto: All for Our Country

State flower: Sagebrush

State bird: Mountain Bluebird

State fish: Lahontan cutthroat trout

State tree: The Single-Leaf Pinon

State mammal: Desert bighorn sheep

State foods: NA

Becoming a State

Date admitted: Monday, October 31, 1864

Number admitted: 36

Prior Name: Nevada Territory

Postal Abbreviation: NV

Nevada State Map


The Geography of Nevada

Total Size: 109,826 sq. miles (source: 2003 Census)

Geographical Low Point: Colorado River at 479 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Clark (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Geographical High Point: Boundary Peak at 13,140 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Esmeralda (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Central Point: Located in Lander County approx. 26 miles southeast of Austin (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Counties: 17 (source: National Association of Counties)

Bodies of Water: Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake, Lake Mead, Humboldt River, Colorado River, Carson River

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Professional Sports Teams

There are no major sports teams in Nevada.

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