About Nevada Map:Nevada is the seventh largest and ninth least densely populated state of the United States. It is situated in the western, mountain west, and south western parts of the country. It has the states of California, Oregon, Utah, Arizona and Idaho as its neighbors.
History of Nevada
Nevada was once a part of the Spanish Empire. After the Mexican War of Independence in 1821,
A large part of Nevada lies in the Great Basin. It has mostly desert topography, though there are many north-south mountain ranges with endorheic valleys between them. The prominent rivers of the state include Humboldt, Walker, Carson, and Truckee rivers. Some of the important places of interest in the state are the Mojave Desert, Sierra Nevada, and Lake Tahoe.
Nevada is the driest state in the United States with average annual rainfall of just 7 inches. The daytime temperature can be quite high. While winters in southern Nevada are short and mild, winters in the northern region are long and cold.
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Travel Destinations in Nevada
Nevada attracts thousands of tourists every year. The state is admired for its diverse topography and vibrant entertainment scene. Some important places of tourist interest include:
Las Vegas: Nevada’s largest city is the “Entertainment Capital of the World”. Known for its casinos, night clubs, poker tournaments, and entertainment shows, Las Vegas tops the list of any tourist to Nevada. Also don’t miss the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Reno: Important places of interest in Reno include the National Automobile Museum, Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, Mt. Rose Ski Resort, and Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive.
Boulder City: Your trip to Nevada would not be complete without a visit to the Hoover Dam. Other places of interest in the city include Hemenway Park, Nevada State Railroad Museum and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Henderson: Enjoy the tranquility offered by Lake Las Vegas and tee away in one of the several excellent golf clubs of the city.
Carson City: The capital of Nevada has a number of important places of tourist interest including the Nevada State Capitol Building, Nevada State Railroad Museum, and a number of world class casinos. Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, lies to the west of the city.
Laughlin: This city is known for gaming, water recreation, and its entertainment scene. Popular tourist destinations include Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Grapevine Canyon, Lake Mohave, and Laughlin Labyrinths.
Ely: Popular tourist spots include the Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park and Nevada Northern Railway Museum. Great Basin National Park: Located in central-eastern Nevada, this park is famous for its groves of bristlecone pines, and Lehman Caves, noted for its shield formations.
Mesquite: Located in the Virgin River Valley, this city is famous for its casinos, golf courses, and retirement societies. Pahrump: This town is known for its ranches and wineries.
Last Updated On : February 19, 2015
Official Name nevada
Largest CityLas Vegas
Official LanguageEnglish ( Spoken : 2000 US Census Spanish 16.19%, Filipino 1.59% and 1% speak Chinese languages)
Time ZoneUTC?07:00, UTC-8
Lt. GovernorBrian Krolicki
U.S. SenatorHarry Reid, Dean Heller
AbbreviationNV, Nev. US-NV
Joined the UnionOctober 31, 1864 (36th state)
Highest PointBoundary Peak
Lowest PointColorado River at California border