About Nevada Map: This detailed map of Nevada shows the bordering states of California, Utah, Arizona, Oregon, and Idaho. Apart from state and international boundaries, it also depicts state highways, interstate highways, and US Federal highways. The Nevada map shows airports, railway network, national parks, lakes, and rivers. Carson City, the state capital, and other important cities such as Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City are depicted on the map. It highlights popular tourist attractions such as Hoover Dam, Mob Museum, Neon Museum, and Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay.
Nevada lies in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States. Nevada is the 7th most extensive and the 35th most populous of the 50 US states. It is officially nicknamed the 'Silver State' due to the importance of mining to its history and economy. The state has 16 counties and one independent city. Carson City is the state capital.
History of Nevada
Nevada was a part of the Spanish Empire. After the Mexican War of Independence in 1821, it became a territory of Mexico. It was ceded to the United States under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. It was at first part of the Utah territory.
A large part of Nevada lies in the Great Basin which is a mild desert. The state has mostly arid topography, though there are many north-south mountain ranges with endorheic valleys in between. Spring Mountain Range is the largest mountain range. Some of the peaks more than 4,000 meters in elevation feature lush forests above desert plains.
The Humboldt River Walker Lake, Pyramid Lake, and Lake Tahoe are major water bodies in the state. Nevada is the mountainous state in the contiguous US. It is also the driest state in the US with average annual rainfall of just 7 inches.
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Travel Destinations in Nevada
The state is renowned for its diverse topography and vibrant entertainment scene. Famous for luxury casinos and iconic hotels, Las Vegas is billed as the 'Entertainment Capital of the World'. Non-stop entertaining shows and plenty of hedonistic delights make this city a Disneyland of sorts for adults. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Hoover Dam are popular places to visit near Las Vegas.
The Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada's oldest park and offers endless recreational opportunities.
National Automobile Museum in Reno, Mt. Rose Ski Resort, Lake Mead Recreational Area, and ghost towns like Aurora and Pioche are other popular stops on the tourist trail.
Transportation in Nevada
- By Air - McCarran International Airport (LAS) near downtown Las Vegas is the primary gateway to the state.
- By Train - Amtrak's California Zephyr stops at three stations in the state: Reno, Elko, and Winnemucca.
- By Road - US 6, US 50, US 93, and US 95 are the U.S. Routes serving the state. Interstate 15 passes through the city of Las Vegas.
Clark County School District in Nevada is the fifth largest school district by enrollment in the US. University of Nevada in Reno is the oldest University and the only Tier 1 school in Nevada. University of Nevada in Las Vegas and Nevada State College are two other four-year institutions.
Facts about Nevada
- U.S. Route 50 is known as 'The Loneliest Road in America'.
- Nevada accounts for more than 70% of gold production in the US.
- Nevada is the only state where prostitution is allowed, mostly in isolated rural areas.
Map of Cities in Nevada
|Henderson city Map||Reno city Map||Paradise Map|
|North Las Vegas city Map||Sunrise Manor Map||Spring Valley Map|
|Enterprise Map||Sparks city Map||Carson City Map|
|Whitney Map||Pahrump Map||Winchester Map|
Map of Nevada Counties
|Churchill county Map||Clark county Map||Douglas county Map|
|Elko county Map||Esmeralda county Map||Eureka county Map|
|Humboldt county Map||Lander county Map||Lincoln county Map|
|Lyon county Map||Mineral county Map||Nye county Map|
Last Updated On : August 22, 2016
Official Name Nevada
Area110,622 sq mi (286,367 km2)
Population2,839,099 (2014 est)
Largest CityLas Vegas
Official LanguagesEnglish ( Spoken : 2000 US Census Spanish 16.19%, Filipino 1.59% and 1% speak Chinese languages)
Time ZoneUTC07:00, UTC-8
Lt. GovernorMark Hutchison
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