|Area||110,567 square miles|
|Land Area||109,806 square miles|
|Water Area||761 square miles|
|Mean Elevation||1,676 meters|
|Highest Point||Boundary Peak (4,005 meters)|
|Lowest Point||Colorado River (146 meters)|
|Geographic Center||Lander County|
Nevada is a state located in the western, and southwestern regions of the United States. The state is bordered on the north by Oregon and Idaho; on the east by Utah and Arizona; and on the west and south by California. The geographic center of the state is in Lander County.
The Nevada landscape is composed of sandy deserts, snow covered mountains, and grassy valleys. The state can be divided into three land regions: the Columbia Plateau, the Sierra Nevada, and the Basin and Range Region.
- Columbia Plateau: The northeastern part of Nevada is referred to as the Columbia Plateau. The region comprises rivers and streams.
- Sierra Nevada: It is a mountain range passing through the state south of Carson city. Lake Tahoe lies in the valleys of the Sierra Nevada.
- Basin and Range Region: Most of the state of Nebraska lies within the Basin and Range Region. The region is bordered by the Sierra Nevada on the west. The Toiyabe and Toquima mountain ranges lie in the center of the region.
Nevada has desert and semiarid climate regions. The highest temperature recorded in the state is 52 ° C at Laughlin on June 29, 1994; while the lowest temperature in the state was −46 ° C; this was registered on January 8, 1937 at San Jacinto. Nevada is the driest state in the United States with scarce precipitation in most parts of the state. Snowfall is occasional in the hilly area of the state.Mountains
There are 2,167 mountain peaks in Nevada. Boundary Peak is the highest point in the state. The other mountains in the state are:
- Wheeler Peak
- Pyramid Peak
- Currant Mountain
- Mount Silliman
- Buck Mountain
- Charleston Peak
- Mount Moriah
- Granite Peak
- Duckwater Peak
- Mahogany Mountain
The major rivers in the state are:
Nebraska has a number of lakes. The major lakes in the state are:
- Pyramid Lake
- Lake Mead
- Lake Mojave
- Lake Tahoe
- Walker Lake
- Angel Lake
- Overland Lake
- Favre Lake
- Lake Las Vegas