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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 or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the classroom or home environment.
- Nevada which means snowy in Spanish, a state in the Western region of the United States of America. Before the European came, its inhabitants the native Americans of the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe occupy the land. The first Europeans in contact were Spanish. Today, its total land area is 110,561 sq. miles ranking 7th with 2,700,551 people of mixed nationalities.
- In 1848, the Americans annexed the land after its victory in the Mexican–American War, and then incorporated as part of Utah in 1850. Before the presidential election of 1864, it became part of the union. Its statehood helped Abraham Lincoln’s presidential election.
- Unregulated gambling was on March 19, 1931, with approval from the legislature due to the decline with the mining industry after the Great Depression. Its economy has been greatly supported by mining and gambling. Resort areas like Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Laughlin attract visitors from around the nation and world making their per capita income rise across the states of America.
- The region has an arid desert, hot summers, and mild winters climate making it viable for the herding of cattle, hay, alfalfa, and production of dairy products, onions, and potatoes.
- Some of its famous citizens are Andre Agassi (professional tennis player), and Greg Maddux (major league baseball).
Key Statistical Information On Nevada
Became a State
October 31, 1864 (36th)
western United States
110,561 sq. miles (7th)
Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise, Reno, Sunrise Manor
cattle, hay, alfalfa, dairy products, onions, potatoes, mining, tourism
arid desert, hot summers, mild winters
averages 8 inches
Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams
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)
Bird – Mt. Bluebird
Flower – Sagebrush
Animal – Bighorn Sheep
Tree – Single-Leaf Pinon
The State Of Nevada Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use The State Of Nevada worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Nevada which 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.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Nevada Facts
- Before “The Silver State”
- Locate Nevada
- Famous Citizens
- Sight Seeing
- The State Flag
- Casino Royale
- Name the Symbol
- City Search
- First Lady From Nevada
- Now, I Know
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