Nevada Facts

Nevada Facts

Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 35th most populated, and the 9th least densely populated of the 50 United States. See the fact file below for more information about Nevada.

Capital
Carson City

Became a State
October 31, 1864 (36th)

Location
western United States

Area
110,561 sq. miles (7th)

Population
2,700,551 (36th)

Major Cities
Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise, Reno, Sunrise Manor

Products
cattle, hay, alfalfa, dairy products, onions, potatoes, mining, tourism

Climate
arid desert, hot summers, mild winters

Yearly Precipitation
averages 8 inches

Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams

Major Waterways
Colorado River, Humboldt River, Truckee, River

Most Famous Citizens
Andre Agassi (professional tennis player)
Greg Maddux (major league baseball)
Pat Nixon (1st Lady of the United States)
Steve Wynn (casino owner)

State Symbols
Bird – Mt. Bluebird
Flower – Sagebrush
Animal – Bighorn Sheep
Tree – Single-Leaf Pinon

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