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State of Nevada
Flag of Nevada State seal of Nevada
Flag of Nevada Seal
Nickname(s): Silver State (official), Sagebrush State,
Battle Born State
Motto(s): All For Our Country
Official language(s) none (de facto English)
Demonym Nevadan
Capital Carson City
Largest city Las Vegas
Largest metro area Las Vegas Valley
Area  Ranked 7th in the US
 - Total 110,567 sq mi
(286,367 km²)
 - Width 322 miles (519 km)
 - Length 490 miles (788 km)
 - % water
 - Latitude 35° N to 42° N
 - Longitude 114° 2′ W to 120° W
Population  Ranked 36th in the US
 - Total 2,495,529
 - Density 18.21/sq mi 
7.03/km² (43rd in the US)
 - Median income  $46,984 (16th)
Elevation  
 - Highest point Boundary Peak[1]
13,140 ft  (4,005 m)
 - Mean 5,499 ft  (1,676 m)
 - Lowest point Colorado River[1]
479 ft  (146 m)
Admission to Union  October 31, 1864 (36th)
Governor Jim Gibbons (R)
Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki (R)
U.S. Senators Harry Reid (D)
John Ensign (R)
Congressional Delegation List
Time zones  
 - most of state Pacific: UTC-8/-7 (DST)
 - West Wendover Mountain: UTC-7/-6 (DST)
Abbreviations NV US-NV
Website www.nv.gov

Nevada  (IPA: /nɨˈvæːdə/) is a state located in the western region of the United States of America. The capital is Carson City and the largest city is Las Vegas. The state's nickname is "The Silver State" due to the large number of silver deposits that were discovered and mined there. In 1864, Nevada became the 36th state to enter the union, and the phrase "Battle Born" on the state flag reflects the state's entry on the Union side during the American Civil War. Its first settlement was called Mormon Station. Nevada is a State in the United States of America. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nevada. ... State seal of Nevada. ... Categories: Stub | U.S. state flags ... The Nevada State Seal is derived from the seal of the Territory of Nevada. ... This is a list of U.S. state nicknames -- both official and traditional (official state nicknames are in bold). ... 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Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party. ... John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Nevada. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... These are tables of congressional delegations from Nevada to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... 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Nevada is the seventh-largest state in area, and geographically covers the Mojave Desert in the south to the Great Basin in the north. About 86% of the state's land is owned by the US federal government under various jurisdictions both civilian and military.[2] As of 2006, there were about 2.6 million residents, with over 85% of the population residing in the metropolitan areas around Las Vegas and Reno.[3] The state is well known for its easy marriage and divorce proceedings, legalization of gambling and, in a few counties, legalized brothels. For the indigenous American tribe, see Mohave. ... Drainage map showing the Great Basin in orange Various Definitions of the Great Basin (NPS) Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, Nevada. ... ... Places Reno, Nevada Reno, Pennsylvania Reno, Lamar County, Texas Reno, Parker County, Texas A valley in Italy Other Uses Reno, a Turk from the popular videogame and CG movie by Square-Enix, Final Fantasy VII. Reno a 1939 film A band named Reno Reno is a drug Reno 911! - A... Matrimony redirects here. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... Gamble redirects here. ... A brothel, also known as a bordello or whorehouse, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution, providing the prostitutes a place to meet and to have sex with the clients. ...


Although the name is derived from the Spanish word Nevada, which is the feminine form of "covered in snow", the local pronunciation of the state's name is not IPA: [nəˈvɑ.də] (as in the "o" in "odd"), but IPA: [nəˈvæ.də] (as in the "a" in "glad").[4] In 2005, the state issued a specialty license plate via the Nevada Commission on Tourism that lists the name of the state as Nevăda to help with the pronunciation problem. Local residents - particularly natives of the state - resent hearing Nevada's name mispronounced in the national media, a problem that has crystallized with increased coverage of the state following the 2008 Presidential Primary Elections.[5]

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Geography

Digitally colored elevation map of Nevada
Further information: List of Nevada counties

Nevada is almost entirely within the Basin and Range Province, and therefore is broken up by many north-south mountain ranges. Most of these ranges have inland-draining (unconnected to the ocean by waterways) valleys between them, which belies the image portrayed by the term Great Basin. Download high resolution version (917x1320, 266 KB) SOURCE: http://wwwflag. ... Download high resolution version (917x1320, 266 KB) SOURCE: http://wwwflag. ... Nevada has 16 counties and one independent city. ... Full extent of the Basin and Range The Basin and Range Province is a particular type of topography that covers much of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico that is typified by elongate north-south trending arid valleys bounded by mountain ranges which also bound adjacent valleys. ... Drainage map showing the Great Basin in orange Various Definitions of the Great Basin (NPS) Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, Nevada. ...


Much of the northern part of the state is within the Great Basin Desert, a mild desert that experiences hot temperatures in the summer and sub-freezing temperatures in the winter. Occasionally, moisture from the Arizona Monsoon will cause summer thunderstorms; Pacific storms may blanket the area with snow. The state's highest recorded temperature was 125 °F (52 °C) in Laughlin (elevation of 605 feet (184 m)) on 29 June 1994.[6] The Great Basin is a large, arid region of the western United States, commonly defined as the contiguous watershed region, roughly between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada, that has no natural outlet to the sea. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... For other uses, see Monsoon (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


The Humboldt River crosses from east to west across the northern part of the state, draining into the Humboldt Sink near Lovelock. Several rivers drain from the Sierra Nevada eastward, including the Walker, Truckee and Carson rivers. The Humboldt River runs through northern Nevada in the western United States. ... The Humboldt Sink is an intermittent dry lake bed, approximately 11 mi (18 km) and 4 mi (6 km) across, in northwestern Nevada in the United States. ... Lovelock, Nevada. ... This article is about the mountain range in the Western United States. ... Walker River The Walker River is a river in west central Nevada in the United States, approximately 50 mi (80 km) long. ... The Truckee River is a river 140 mi (225 km) long in northern California and northern Nevada in the United States. ... The Carson River is a river in northern California and northwestern Nevada in the United States, approximately 150 mi (241 km) long. ...


The mountain ranges, some of which have peaks above 13,000 feet (4,000 m), harbor lush forests high above desert plains, creating sky islands for endemic species. The valleys are often no lower in elevation than 3,000 feet (900 m). For the fantasy novel by L. Frank Baum, see Sky Island Sky islands are mountains in ranges isolated by valleys in which other ecosystems are located. ...


The eastern parts of the state receive more summer moisture and have a slightly more verdant terrain. Sagebrush grows everywhere and some rivers and streams break the desert terrain. Binomial name Artemisia tridentata Nutt. ...


The southern third of the state, where the Las Vegas area is situated, is within the Mojave Desert. The area receives less rain in the winter but is closer to the Arizona Monsoon in the summer. The terrain is also lower, mostly below 4,000 feet (1,200 m), creating conditions for hot summer days and cool to chilly winter nights due to inversion. For the indigenous American tribe, see Mohave. ... Smoke rising in Lochcarron is stopped by an overlying layer of warmer air. ...

Mountains west of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert
Mountains west of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert

Nevada and California have by far the longest diagonal line (in respect to the cardinal directions) as a state boundary at just over 400 miles (640 km). This line begins in Lake Tahoe nearly 4 miles (6 km) offshore (in the direction of the boundary), and continues to the Colorado River where the Nevada, California, and Arizona boundaries merge 12 miles (19 km) southwest of the Laughlin Bridge. For the indigenous American tribe, see Mohave. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A diagonal can refer to a line joining two nonadjacent vertices of a polygon or polyhedron, or in contexts any upward or downward sloping line. ... Line redirects here. ... For other uses, see Border (disambiguation). ... This article is about the lake in California/Nevada. ... The Colorado River from the bottom of Marble Canyon, in the Upper Grand Canyon Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River from Laughlin Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona The Colorado River is... Laughlin is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States. ... This article is about the structure. ...


The largest mountain range in the southern portion of the state is the Spring Mountains, just west of Las Vegas. The state's lowest point is along the Colorado River, south of Laughlin. Mt. ...


Bordering States

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History

Before 1861

See History of Utah (beginning 12,000 BCE), History of Las Vegas, and the discovery of the first major U.S. deposit of silver ore in Comstock Lode under Virginia City, Nevada in 1859. The History of Utah (IPA: ) is an examination of the human history and social activity within the state of Utah located in the western United States. ... Las Vegas, Nevada was given its name by Spaniards in the Antonio Armijo party in 1829, who used the water in the area while heading north and west along the Old Spanish Trail from New Mexico. ... Miner working in the Comstock Lode The Comstock Lode was the first major U.S. deposit of silver ore, discovered under what is now Virginia City, Nevada on the eastern slope of Mt. ... View of Virginia City, Nevada, from a nearby hillside, 1867-68 Virginia City is a city located in Storey County, Nevada. ...


Statehood

On March 2, 1861, the Nevada Territory separated from the Utah Territory and adopted its current name, shortened from Sierra Nevada (Spanish for "snowy range"). Eight days prior to the presidential election of 1864, Nevada became the 36th state in the union. Statehood was rushed to the date of October 31 to help ensure Abraham Lincoln's reelection on 8 November and post-Civil War Republican dominance in Congress.[7] As Nevada's mining-based economy tied it to the more industrialized Union, it was viewed as more politically reliable than other Confederate-sympathizing states such as neighboring California. is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Nevada Territory in 1861, with the Utah and New Mexico territories. ... The Utah Territory was an organized territory of the United States that existed between 1850 and 1896. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Animated map of secession, Civil War and re-admission:  States of the Union  Territories of the Union (including occupied territory)  States of the Confederacy  Territories claimed by Confederacy During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the twenty-three states of the United States...


Nevada achieved its current boundaries on May 5, 1866 when it absorbed the portion of Pah-Ute County in the Arizona Territory west of the Colorado River, essentially all of present day Nevada south of the 37th parallel. The transfer was prompted by the discovery of gold in the area, and it was thought by officials that Nevada would be better able to oversee the expected population boom. This area includes most of what is now Clark County. is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Pah-Ute County is a former county in the Arizona Territory, created from the division of the existing Mohave County on December 22, 1865. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. ...


Industry

Mining shaped Nevada's economy for many years (see Silver mining in Nevada). When Mark Twain lived in Nevada during the period described in Roughing It, mining had lead to an industry of speculation and immense wealth. However, both mining and population declined in the late 19th century. However, the rich silver strike at Tonopah in 1900, followed by strikes in Goldfield and Rhyolite, again put Nevada's population on an upward trend. Silver mining in Nevada, a state of the United States, began in 1858 with the discovery of the Comstock Lode, the first major silver-mining district in the United States. ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humanist,[2] humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. ... Roughing It is a semi-non-fiction work written by American author Mark Twain. ... Tonopah is a census-designated place located in Nye County, Nevada. ... Goldfield is the name of two towns in the United States: Goldfield, Iowa Goldfield, Nevada Goldfield is also a common name for the wildflower Penstemon barbatus Goldfield or goldfields may also describe an area where Gold mining occurs. ... Rhyolite, Nevada is a ghost town in Nye County, Nevada west of Death Valley near Beatty, Nevada. ...


Gaming and labor

Gambling erupted once more following a recession in the early 20th century, helping to build the city of Las Vegas.
Gambling erupted once more following a recession in the early 20th century, helping to build the city of Las Vegas.

Unregulated gambling was common place in the early Nevada mining towns but outlawed in 1909 as part of a nation-wide anti-gaming crusade. Due to subsequent declines in mining output and the decline of the agricultural sector during the Great Depression, Nevada re-legalized gambling on March 19, 1931, with approval from the legislature. At the time, the leading proponents of gambling expected that it would be a short term fix until the state's economic base widened to include less cyclical industries. However, re-outlawing gambling has never been seriously considered since, and the industry has become Nevada's primary source of revenue today. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (900x600, 201 KB)Link titlePersonal Photo of the Las Vegas Sign. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (900x600, 201 KB)Link titlePersonal Photo of the Las Vegas Sign. ... Gamble redirects here. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Hoover Dam, located outside Las Vegas near Boulder City, was constructed between 1932-1935. Thousands of workers from across the country came to build the dam, and providing for their needs in turn required many more workers. The boom in population is likely to have fueled the relegalization of gambling, alike present-day industry. Both Hoover Dam and later war industries such as the Basic Magnesium Plant first started the growth of the southern area of the state near Las Vegas. Over the last 75 years, Clark County has grown in relation to the Reno area, and today encompasses most of the state's population. For the dam near Westerville, Ohio, see Hoover Dam (Ohio). ... Boulder City is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States. ... Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Places Reno, Nevada Reno, Pennsylvania Reno, Lamar County, Texas Reno, Parker County, Texas A valley in Italy Other Uses Reno, a Turk from the popular videogame and CG movie by Square-Enix, Final Fantasy VII. Reno a 1939 film A band named Reno Reno is a drug Reno 911! - A...


Nuclear Testing

The Nevada Test Site, 65 miles (105 km) Northwest of the City of Las Vegas, was founded on January 11, 1951 for the testing of nuclear weapons. The site is composed of approximately 1,350 square miles (3,500 km²) of desert and mountainous terrain. Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site began with a one-kiloton of TNT (4 terajoule) bomb dropped on Frenchman Flats on January 27, 1951. The last atmospheric test was conducted on July 17, 1962 and the underground testing of weapons continued until September 23, 1992. The location is known for the highest amount of concentrated nuclear detonated weapons in the U.S. The Nevada Test Site is a United States Department of Energy reservation located in Nye County, Nevada, about 65 miles (105 km) northwest of the City of Las Vegas, near . ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the epicenter. ... A nuclear test explosion is an experiment involving the detonation of a nuclear weapon. ... The joule (IPA: or ) (symbol: J) is the SI unit of energy. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Over 80% of the state's area is owned by the federal government. The primary reason for this is that homesteads were not permitted in large enough sizes to be viable in the arid conditions that prevail throughout desert Nevada. Instead, early settlers would homestead land surrounding a water source, and then graze livestock on the adjacent public land, which is useless for agriculture without access to water (this pattern of ranching still prevails). The deficiencies in the Homestead Act as applied to Nevada were probably due to a lack of understanding of the Nevada environment, although some firebrands (so-called "Sagebrush Rebels") maintain that it was due to pressure from mining interests to keep land out of the hands of common folk. This debate continues to be argued among some state historians today. The Homestead principle in law is the concept that one can gain ownership of something which currently has no owner by using that thing. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... Ranching is the raising of cattle or sheep on rangeland, although one might also speak of ranching with regard to less common livestock such as elk, bison or emu. ... The Homestead Act was a United States Federal law that gave freehold title to 160 acres (one quarter section or about 65 hectares) of undeveloped land in the American West. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 6,857
1870 42,941 526.2%
1880 62,266 45.0%
1890 47,355 -23.9%
1900 42,335 -10.6%
1910 81,875 93.4%
1920 77,407 -5.5%
1930 91,058 17.6%
1940 110,247 21.1%
1950 160,083 45.2%
1960 285,278 78.2%
1970 488,738 71.3%
1980 800,493 63.8%
1990 1,201,833 50.1%
2000 1,998,257 66.3%
Est. 2007 2,565,382 28.4%
Demographics of Nevada (csv)
By race White Black AIAN Asian NHPI
AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native — NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
2000 (total population) 86.11% 7.67% 2.17% 5.67% 0.83%
2000 (Hispanic only) 18.78% 0.44% 0.45% 0.25% 0.11%
2005 (total population) 84.25% 8.58% 2.15% 6.87% 0.92%
2005 (Hispanic only) 22.31% 0.69% 0.51% 0.30% 0.12%
Growth 2000–2005 (total population) 18.23% 35.25% 20.23% 46.27% 33.72%
Growth 2000–2005 (non-Hispanic only) 11.17% 31.96% 16.39% 46.36% 33.55%
Growth 2000–2005 (Hispanic only) 43.57% 88.97% 34.74% 44.46% 34.84%
Nevada Population Density Map
Nevada Population Density Map

According to the Census Bureau's 2006 estimate, Nevada has an estimated population of 2,495,529, which is an increase of 92,909, or 3.5%, from the prior year and an increase of 516,550, or 20.8%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 81,661 people (that is 170,451 births minus 88,790 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 337,043 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 66,098 people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of 270,945 people. According to the 2006 census estimate, Nevada is the country's second-fastest growing state.[8] The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Image File history File links Nevadapopulationdensity. ... Image File history File links Nevadapopulationdensity. ...


The center of population of Nevada is located in southern Nye County [1]. Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... Nye County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ...


According to the census estimates the racial distributions were as follows: 65% White American, 7.1% African-American, 6% Asian-American, 2% others and the remaining 20% were Hispanics or Latino's of any race. Nevada also has a sizable Basque ancestry population. In Clark and Pershing Counties, a plurality of residents are of Mexican ancestry; Nye County and Humboldt County have a plurality of German Americans. The term white American (often used interchangeably and incorrectly with Caucasian American[2] and within the United States simply white[3]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European descent residing in the United States. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... An Asian American is generally defined as a person of Asian ancestry and American citizenship,[2][3][4] although may also be extended to include non-citizen resident Asians as well. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... Basque-American Lauburu Basque-Americans are citizens of the United States who are of Basque ancestry. ... For the use of the term in political theory, see Pluralism (political theory). ... German-Americans are citizens of the United States of German ancestry. ...


According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 16.19% of the population aged 5 and over speak Spanish at home, while 1.59% speak Filipino [2]. The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


6.8% of its population were reported as under 5, 26.3% under 18, and 13.6% were 65 or older. Females made up approximately 50.7% of the population. As a result of its rapid population growth, Nevada has a higher percentage of residents born outside of the state than any other state.


From about the 1940s to 2003, Nevada was the fastest growing state in the country percentage-wise. Between 1990 and 2000, Nevada's population increased 66.3%, while the USA's population increased 13.1%. Over two thirds of the population of the state live in the fast-growing Las Vegas metropolitan area. If Congress were reapportioned using 2005 data, Nevada would gain a representative seat, for a total of 4. The Las Vegas metropolitan area, includes the Las Vegas Valley a 600 square mile (1600 km²) basin, and surrounding areas, that are part of Clark County in southern Nevada. ...


Religion

The religious affiliations of the people of Nevada are:[9]

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Economy

Nevada's booming economic center of Las Vegas
Nevada's booming economic center of Las Vegas

The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that Nevada's total state product in 2006 was $117 billion. Resort areas such as Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, attract visitors from around the world. Per capita personal income in 2005 was $46,108, 11th in the nation. Its agricultural outputs are cattle, hay, alfalfa, dairy products, onions and potatoes. Its industrial outputs are tourism, mining, machinery, printing and publishing, food processing, and electric equipment. Prostitution is legal in parts of Nevada, in the form of brothels, but only counties with populations under 400,000 residents can legalize it, and even those counties may choose to outlaw it if they wish. Prostitution is illegal and offenders are prosecuted in Clark County (which contains Las Vegas), Washoe County (which contains Reno), and several other counties around the state. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x2000, 1162 KB) The reverse side of the Nevada State Quarter. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 143 KB) Summary The Las Vegas strip. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 143 KB) Summary The Las Vegas strip. ... This article is about the lake in California/Nevada. ... Typical newspaper boxes commonly filled with free flyers solely advertising escorts on Las Vegas Blvd, although prostitution itself is illegal in Las Vegas and Clark county. ... Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Washoe County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ...


In portions of the state outside of the Las Vegas and Reno metropolitan areas, mining and cattle ranching are the major economic activities. By value, gold is by far the most important mineral mined. In 2004, 6.8 million ounces of gold worth $2.84 billion were mined in Nevada, and the state accounted for 8.7% of world gold production (see Gold mining in Nevada). Silver is a distant second, with 10.3 million ounces worth $69 million mined in 2004 (see Silver mining in Nevada).[10] Other minerals mined in Nevada include construction aggregates, copper, gypsum, diotomite and lithium. Despite its rich deposits, the cost of mining in Nevada is generally high, and output is very sensitive to world commodity prices. Silver mining in Nevada, a state of the United States, began in 1858 with the discovery of the Comstock Lode, the first major silver-mining district in the United States. ...


As of January 1, 2006 there were an estimated 500,000 head of cattle and 70,000 head of sheep in Nevada.[11] Most of these animals forage on rangeland in the summer, with supplemental feed in the winter. Calves are generally shipped to out-of-state feedlots in the fall to be fattened for market. Over 90% of Nevada's 484,000 acres (1,960 km²) of cropland is used to grow hay, mostly alfalfa, for livestock feed. Rangeland refers to a large, mostly unimproved section of land that is predominantly used for livestock grazing. ... Beef cattle on a feedlot in the Texas Panhandle A feedlot or feedyard is a type of concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) (also known as factory farming) which is used for finishing livestock, notably beef cattle, prior to slaughter. ... For other uses, see Hay (disambiguation). ...

Further information: Nevada locations by per capita income

Nevada is also one of only a few states with no personal income tax and no corporate income tax. The state sales tax in Nevada is 6.5%. Counties can assess option taxes as well, making the combined state/county sales taxes rate in some areas as high as 7.75%. Sales tax in Carson City is 7.125% in Clark County 7.75%, in Washoe County 7.375%, while sales tax in Douglas County is 6.75%. Nevada is the sixteenth richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $21,989 (2000) and a personal per capita income of $31,266 (2003). ... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ...


Transportation

Amtrak's California Zephyr train uses the Union Pacific's original transcontinental railroad line in a daily service from Chicago to Emeryville, California serving Elko, Winnemucca, Sparks, and Reno. Amtrak Thruway Motorcoaches also provide connecting service from Las Vegas to trains at Needles, California, Los Angeles, and Bakersfield, California; and from Stateline, Nevada, to Sacramento, California. Image File history File links Nevada_375. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Two California Zephyr express trains meet at a railroad siding (Grizzly) in Garfield County, Colorado beside the Colorado River on March 21, 1949. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... The city of Emeryville highlighted within Alameda County Emeryville is a small city located in Alameda County, California, in the United States. ... Elko, Nevada Elko is a city in Elko County, Nevada, United States. ... Winnemucca cemetery with a sign reading: Welcome to Winnemucca, Proud of it! // Winnemucca is the county seat of Humboldt County in the U.S. state of Nevada and the site of a September 19, 1900 bank robbery by the Wild Bunch. ... Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. ... Reno redirects here. ... This Amtrak California Thruway Motorcoach is used to transport passengers from San Joaquin trains in Merced, California to Los Banos, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Salinas, and the Monterey Bay Peninsula. ... Needles (Mojave ʼAha Kuloh) is a city located on the western banks of the Colorado River in San Bernardino County, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Bakersfield redirects here. ... Stateline is a census-designated place (unincorporated town) located in Douglas County, Nevada. ... Sacramento redirects here. ...


Union Pacific Railroad has some railroads in the north and in the south. Greyhound Lines provides some bus services. Union Pacific redirects here. ... This article is about the US bus line. ...


Interstate 15 passes through the southern tip of the state, serving Las Vegas and other communities. I-215 and spur route I-515 also serve the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Interstate 80 crosses through the northern part of Nevada, roughly following the path of the Humboldt River from Utah in the east and passing westward through Reno and into California. It has a spur route, I-580. Nevada also is served by several federal highways: US 6, US 50, US 93, US 95 and US 395. There are also 189 Nevada state highways. Nevada is one of a few states in the U.S. that does not have a continuous interstate highway linking its major population centers of Reno/Carson City and Las Vegas. Even the non-interstate federal highways aren't contiguous between its two largest metropolitan areas, though they are well marked by signs showing where to turn. In the U.S. State of Nevada, Interstate 15 begins in Primm, continues through Las Vegas and it crosses the border with Arizona in Mesquite. ... Interstate 215 (I-215) in Nevada is a portion of the Bruce Woodbury Beltway with Clark County 215 (CC-215) being the other portion. ... Interstate 515 (abbreviated I-515) is a spur of Interstate 15 that runs approximately 20 miles from the interchange of I-15 and US 95 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Railroad Pass on the border of Henderson, Nevada and Boulder City, Nevada. ... The Las Vegas metropolitan area, includes the Las Vegas Valley a 600 square mile (1600 km²) basin, and surrounding areas, that are part of Clark County in southern Nevada. ... This is the section of Interstate 80 in Nevada. ... Interstate 580 (abbreviated I-580) in Nevada is an unsigned Interstate highway. ... US 50- The Loneliest Road in America US 50 stretching across the Nevada desert U.S. Route 50 in Nevada crosses the center of the state and is known as the Loneliest Road in America. ... signposts for Nevada State Route 206 and 207, in front of Jobs Peak of the Carson Range List of Nevada state highways // Numbered 1 to 99 Nevada State Route 28 - North Shore Rd. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ...


The state is one of just a few in the country that allow semi-trailer trucks with three trailers—what might be called a "road train" in Australia. However, American versions are usually smaller, in part because they must ascend and descend some fairly steep mountain passes. 18 wheeler redirects here. ... A tanker road train Three road trains, Western Australia A road train is a trucking concept used in remote areas of Australia, the United States, and Western Canada to move bulky loads efficiently. ...


Citizens Area Transit (CAT) is the public transit system in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The agency is the largest transit agency in the state and operates a network of frequent bus service, including the use of double-decker buses on the Las Vegas Strip. RTC RIDE operates a system of local transit bus service throughout the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area. Other transit systems in the state include Carson City's JAC. Most other counties in the state do not have public transportation at all. A London AEC Routemaster, RML 2473 (JJD 473D), on route 7 approaching Ladbroke Grove tube station in April 2002. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here. ...


Additionally, a monorail system provides public transportation in the Las Vegas area. The Las Vegas Monorail line services several casino properties and the Las Vegas Convention Center on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip, with a possible future extension to McCarran Airport. The KL Monorail in Kuala Lumpur, a colorful straddle-beam monorail A monorail is a single rail serving as a track for a wheeled vehicle; also, a vehicle traveling on such a track. ... Sahara Las Vegas Hilton Las Vegas Convention Center Harrahs / Imperial Palace Flamingo / Caesars Palace Ballys / Paris Las Vegas MGM Grand The Robert N. Broadbent Las Vegas Monorail is a 3. ...


McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is one of the busiest airports in the nation. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (formerly known as the Reno Cannon International Airport) is the other major airport in the state. FAA diagram of McCarran International Airport “LAS” redirects here. ... Reno-Tahoe International Airport (IATA: RNO, ICAO: KRNO, FAA LID: RNO) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) southeast of the central business district of Reno, a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. ...


Law and government

The current Governor of Nevada is Jim Gibbons (Republican), the Governor of Nevada is limited to two (four year) terms in office, by election, or succession (lifetime limit) by the Nevada Constitution. Nevada's two U.S. senators are Harry Reid (Democrat) and John Ensign (Republican). This is a list of Governors of Nevada. ... James Arthur Jim Gibbons (born December 16, 1944) is the 28th Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Nevada. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

Further information: List of Nevada Governors; Map of Congressional Districts

This is a list of Governors of Nevada. ... Congressional districts for representation in the United States House of Representatives are determined after each census. ...

Legislature

A view of the Nevada State Legislative Building in Carson City
A view of the Nevada State Legislative Building in Carson City

The Nevada Legislature is a bicameral body divided into an upper house Senate and a lower house Assembly. Members of the Senate serve for four years, and members of the Assembly serve for two years. Both houses of the Nevada Legislature will be impacted by term limits starting in 2010, as Senators and Assemblymen/women will be limited to a maximum of 12 years service in each house (by appointment or election which is a lifetime limit) - this provision has not been strictly enforced, as voters imposed term limits on the legislature back in mid to late 1990s, but rulings by the Nevada Attorney General's office have stated that term limits cannot go into effect prior to 2010. Each session of the Legislature meets for a constitutionally mandated 120 days in every odd-numbered year, or longer if the Governor calls a special session. Currently, the Senate is controlled by the Republican Party (11 to 10 majority) and the Assembly is controlled by the Democratic Party (27 to 15 majority). Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (521x800, 99 KB)[edit] Summary Ryan Jerz, http://aroundcarson. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (521x800, 99 KB)[edit] Summary Ryan Jerz, http://aroundcarson. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Constitution of Nevada The Nevada Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Nevada. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... For the demesne in The Keys to the Kingdom series, see The House An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... The Nevada Senate is one of the two houses of the Nevada Legislature. ... A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. ... The Nevada Assembly is the lower house of the Nevada Legislature. ...


Judiciary

Nevada is one of the few U.S. states without a system of intermediate appellate courts. It has a state supreme court, the Supreme Court of Nevada, which hears all appeals. The court lacks the power of discretionary review, so Nevada's judicial system is extremely congested. There have been several articles accusing judges in Nevada of making biased or favored decisions as the result of case outcomes and reporting done by the Los Angeles Times newspaper (in which it raised the issue of justice for sale). In the United States, the state supreme court (known by various names in various states) is the highest state court in the state court system. ... The Supreme Court of Nevada is the highest judicial body in the Nevada state government. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ...


Original jurisdiction is divided between the District Courts (with general jurisdiction), and Justice Courts and Municipal Courts (both of limited jurisdiction).


Libertarian laws

The courthouse of the Supreme Court of Nevada
The courthouse of the Supreme Court of Nevada

In 1900, Nevada's population was the smallest of all states and was shrinking, as the difficulties of living in a "barren desert" began to outweigh the lure of silver for many early settlers. Historian Lawrence Friedman has explained what happened next: Image File history File links Supremecourtofnevada. ... Image File history File links Supremecourtofnevada. ...

Nevada, in a burst of ingenuity, built an economy by exploiting its sovereignty. Its strategy was to legalize all sorts of things that were illegal in California ... after easy divorce came easy marriage and casino gambling. Even prostitution is legal in Nevada, in any county that decides to allow it. Quite a few of them do.[12] With the advent of air conditioning for summertime use and Southern Nevada's mild winters, the fortunes of the state began to turn around, as it did for Arizona, making these two states the fastest growing in the Union.

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Divorce laws

Nevada's early reputation as a "divorce haven" arose from the fact that prior to the no-fault divorce revolution in the 1970s, divorces were quite difficult to obtain in the United States. Already having legalized gambling and prostitution, Nevada continued the trend of boosting its profile by adopting one of the most liberal divorce statutes in the nation. This resulted in Williams v. North Carolina, 317 U.S. 287 (1942), in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina had to give "full faith and credit" to a Nevada divorce. (This basically means all states have to honor a marriage or divorce performed in another state.) No-fault divorce is the dissolution of a marriage, upon petition to the court by either party, without the requirement that the petitioner show fault on the part of the other party. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Article IV, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, commonly known as the Full Faith and Credit Clause, addresses the duties states have to respect and enforce the judicial rulings of other states. ...


Tax laws

Nevada's tax laws also draw new residents and businesses to the state. Nevada has no personal income tax or corporate income tax. [3]. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Corporate tax refers to direct taxes charged by various jurisdictions on the profits made by companies or associations. ...


Incorporation laws

Nevada also provides friendly environment for the formation of corporations, and many (especially California) businesspeople have incorporated their businesses in Nevada to take advantage of the benefits of the Nevada statute. Nevada Corporations offer great flexibility to the Board of Directors and simplify or avoid many of the rules that are cumbersome to business managers in some other states. In addition, Nevada has no franchise tax. A corporation (usually known in the United Kingdom and Ireland as a company) is a legal entity (distinct from a natural person) that often has similar rights in law to those of a Civil law systems may refer to corporations as moral persons; they may also go by the name... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Nevada. ... Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... Franchise tax is a tax charged by some US states to corporations formed in those states based on the number of shares they issue or, in some cases, the amount of their assets. ...


Financial institutions

Similarly, many U.S. states have usury laws limiting the amount of interest a lender can charge, but Federal law allows corporations to 'import' these laws from their home state. Nevada (amongst others) has relatively lax interest laws, in effect allowing banks to charge as much as they want, hence the preponderance of credit card companies in the state.[citation needed] Of Usury, from Brants Stultifera Navis (the Ship of Fools); woodcut attributed to Albrecht Dürer Usury (//,comes from the Medieval Latin usuria, interest or excessive interest, from the Latin usura interest) originally meant the charging of interest on loans. ... For other senses of this word, see interest (disambiguation). ... This article is about the payment system. ...


Drug laws

This is a notable exception to Nevada's otherwise libertarian principles. It is notable for having the harshest penalties for drug offenders in the country. Nevada remains the only state to still use mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for marijuana possession. However, it is now a misdemeanor for possession of less than one ounce. In 2006, voters in Nevada defeated attempts to allow possession of 1 ounce of marijuana (for personal use) without being criminally prosecuted, but this failed by a vote of (55% against legalization, 45% in favor of legalization). Also, Nevada is one of the states that allows for use of marijuana for medical reasons (though this remains illegal under federal law, and US Supreme Court rulings). A mandatory sentence is a judicial decision setting the punishment to be inflicted on a person convicted of a crime where judicial discretion is limited by law. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa. ...


Nevada has very liberal alcohol laws. Bars are permitted to remain open 24 hours, with no "last call". Liquor stores, convenience stores and supermarkets may also sell alcohol 24 hours per day, and may sell beer, wine and spirits. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In a pub, a last call is an announcement made shortly before the bar closes for the night, urging the patrons to buy one last drink. ... A liquor store in Decatur, Georgia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Packaged food aisles in a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon A supermarket is a departmentalized self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise. ...


Smoking

Nevada voters enacted a smoking ban ("the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act") in November 2006 that became effective on December 8, 2006. It outlaws smoking in most workplaces and public places. Smoking is permitted in bars, but only if the bar serves no food, or the bar is inside a larger casino. Smoking is also permitted in hotel rooms, tobacco shops, and brothels.[13] However, some businesses do not obey this law and the government tends not to enforce it.[14] Yet, in one case they did prosecute an establishment called "Bilbo's" but trial is pending until 2008.[15] is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A brothel, also known as a bordello or whorehouse, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution, providing the prostitutes a place to meet and to have sex with the clients. ...


Politics

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2004 50.47% 418,690 47.88% 397,190
2000 49.49% 301,575 45.94% 279,978
1996 44.55% 198,775 45.60% 203,388
1992 34.71% 175,828 37.41% 189,148
1988 58.90% 206,040 37.91% 132,738

Due to the tremendous growth of Las Vegas in recent years, there is a noticeable divide between politics of northern and southern Nevada. The north has long maintained control of key positions in the state government even while the population of the Las Vegas area is larger than the rest of the state. This has fostered resentment as the north sees the south as a potential bully of majority rule and the south sees the north as the "old guard" trying to rule as an oligarchy. However, due to a term limit amendment passed by Nevada voters in 1994, and again in 1996, some of the North's hold over key positions will soon be forfeited to the South, leaving Northern Nevada with less power. Most people outside the state are not familiar with this rivalry. GOP redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Presidential election results map. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Oligarchy (Greek , Oligarkhía) is a form of government where political power effectively rests with a small elite segment of society (whether distinguished by wealth, family or military powers). ...


The state is not dominated by either major political party and remains a swing state in both state and federal politics. Republicans won Nevada three times in the 1980s. Democrat Bill Clinton won the state in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections and Republican George W. Bush won in 2000 and 2004. For the film of the same name, see Swing State (film). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... The United States presidential elections of 1992 featured a battle between incumbent President, Republican George Bush; Democrat Bill Clinton, the governor of Arkansas; and independent candidate Ross Perot, a Texas businessman. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Map The U.S. presidential election of 2000 took place on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7. ... Presidential election results map. ...


The state's U. S. Senators are long time Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), a native of Searchlight, and Senator John Ensign (R). The Governorship is held by Jim Gibbons a "Moderate Republican". Recently however, the state is trending to become more divergent, According to official statistics, party registration numbers show that 38.1% of voters are registered Republicans, 41.7% are Democrats and the remaining 20.1% are considered Independents. Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party. ... View of Searchlight, from the southwest Searchlight is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Nevada. ... John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Nevada. ... James Arthur Jim Gibbons (born December 16, 1944) is the 28th Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada. ...


State departments and agencies

  • Department of Administration
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Attorney General
  • Department of Business & Industry
  • Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
  • Consumer Health Assistance
  • Controller's Office
  • Department of Correction
  • Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Nevada Commission on Economic Development
  • Department of Education
  • Nevada Secretary of State, Election Division
  • Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation
  • Gaming Control Board
  • Governor's Office
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Justice
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Nevada Military Department
  • Division of Minerals, Commission on Mineral Resources
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Nevada National Guard
  • Department of Personnel
  • Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys
  • Public Employees Benefit Program
  • Public Employees Retirement System
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Public Utilities Commission
  • Department of Secretary of State
  • Department of Taxation
  • Commission on Tourism
  • Department of Transportation
  • Nevada State Treasurer
  • Universities and Community Colleges of Nevada
  • Nevada Office of Veterans' Services
  • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
  • Nevada Department of Wildlife

Local government The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)is a governmental agency in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... The Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) is a governmental agency in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... The Nevada Department of Education (NDOE) is a governmental agency in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Nevadas State Gaming Control Board is the three member board that regulates Nevadas gaming industry. ... The Nevada Lieutenant Governor is an elected office in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Seal of the National Guard Bureau Seal of the Army National Guard Seal of the Air National Guard Seal of the National Guard Missile Defense The United States National Guard is a component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air... The Nevada Department of Public Safety (NDPS) is a governmental agency in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is a governmental agency in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... The Nevada State Treasurer is an elected office in the U.S. state of Nevada. ...


Incorporated towns in Nevada, known as cities, are vested with home rule powers, meaning that they are given the authority to legislate anything not prohibited by law. An incorporated town is a town that is a municipal corporation. ... Devolution or Home rule is the pooling of powers from central government to government at regional or local level. ...


Unincorporated towns are settlements eminently governed by the county in which they are located, but who, by local referendum or by the act of the county commission, can form limited local governments in the form of a Town Advisory Board (TAB)/ Citizens Advisory Council (CAC), or a Town Board. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural referendums or referenda), ballot question, or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...


Town Advisory Boards and Citizens Advisory Councils are formed purely by act of the county commission. Consisting of three to five members, these elected boards form a purely advisory role, and in no way diminish the responsibilities of the county commission that creates them. Members of advisory councils and boards are elected to two year terms, and serve without compensation. The councils and boards, themselves, are provided no revenue, and oversee no budget.


Town Boards are limited local governments created by either the local county commission, or by referendum. The board consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Half the board is required to be up for election in each election. The board elects from within its ranks a town chairperson and town clerk. While more powerful than Town Advisory Boards and Citizens Advisory Councils, they also serve a largely advisory role, with their funding provided by their local county commission. The local county commission has the power to put before residents of the town a vote on whether to keep or dissolve a town board at any general election. Town boards have the ability to appoint a town manager if they choose to do so. Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural referendums or referenda), ballot question, or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...


Important Cities and Towns

Rank City Population
within
city limits
Land Area
sq. miles
Population
Density
per sq mi
County
1 Las Vegas 591,536 131.3 4,217.8 Clark
2 Henderson 265,790 79.7 2,200.8 Clark
3 Reno 206,629 69.1 2,611.4 Washoe
4 North Las Vegas 197,567 78.5 1,471.0 Clark
5 Sunrise Manor 195,727 38.2 4,081.8 Clark
6 Paradise 189,958 47.1 3,947.3 Clark
7 Spring Valley 175,581 33.4 3,519.4 Clark
8 Sparks 88,518 23.9 2,773.6 Washoe
9 Carson City 58,350 143.4 366 Carson City
10 Pahrump 44,614 297.9 82.7 Nye

Paradise, Sunrise Manor, and Spring Valley are unincorporated towns in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1744x1240, 4250 KB) I shot the picture myself from the 108th floor of the Stratosphere Tower. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1744x1240, 4250 KB) I shot the picture myself from the 108th floor of the Stratosphere Tower. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 686 pixel, file size: 497 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 686 pixel, file size: 497 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Reno redirects here. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... A view of Black Mountain above Henderson, Nevada. ... Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Reno redirects here. ... Washoe County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... North Las Vegas is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States. ... Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Sunrise Manor is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Nevada. ... Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Looking west toward Paradise Road and the Las Vegas Strip in the CDP of Paradise, Nevada Paradise is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Nevada. ... Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Spring Valley is an unincorporated township and census designated place (CDP), in Clark County, Nevada, United States located two miles west of the Las Vegas Strip. ... Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. ... Washoe County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Motto: Proud of its Past. ... Carson City redirects here. ... An aerial view from March 2005 shows development scattered across the valley floor. ... Nye County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ...

Rank County Population
within
county limits
Land Area
sq. miles
Population
Density
per sq mi
Largest city
1 Clark 1,715,337 7,910 174 Las Vegas
2 Washoe 383,453 6,342 54 Reno
3 Carson City 56,146 155.7 366 Carson City
4 Douglas 47,803 710 58 Gardnerville Ranchos
5 Elko 46,499 17,179 3 Elko
6 Lyon 44,646 1,994 17 Fernley
7 Nye 38,181 18,147 2 Pahrump
8 Churchill 26,106 4,929 5 Fallon
9 Humboldt 17,129 9,648 2 Winnemucca
10 White Pine 8,966 8,876 1 Ely

Note: table was compiled using Nevada State estimates from 2004 for population and Census 2000 for area and density Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Washoe County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Reno redirects here. ... Carson City redirects here. ... Motto: Proud of its Past. ... Douglas County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Gardnerville Ranchos is a census-designated place located in Douglas County, Nevada. ... Elko County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Elko, Nevada Elko is a city in Elko County, Nevada, United States. ... Lyon County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Fernley is a census-designated place located in Lyon County, Nevada. ... Nye County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... An aerial view from March 2005 shows development scattered across the valley floor. ... Churchill County is a county located in the southwestern U.S. state of Nevada. ... Corn Field in Fallon, NV August 2004. ... Humboldt County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Winnemucca cemetery with a sign reading: Welcome to Winnemucca, Proud of it! // Winnemucca is the county seat of Humboldt County in the U.S. state of Nevada and the site of a September 19, 1900 bank robbery by the Wild Bunch. ... White Pine County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Downtown Ely, Nevada Ely (pronounced [iːli], rhyming with freely) is a city in White Pine County, Nevada, in the United States. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

See also: List of cities in Nevada

This is a list of cities, towns, unincorporated areas and CDPs in Nevada, a state of the U.S.. Alamo Amargosa Valley Ash Springs Austin Baker Battle Mountain Beatty Beowawe Blue Diamond Boulder City Bunkerville Cal-Nev-Ari Caliente Carlin Carson City Cold Springs Crescent Valley Crystal Crystal Bay Dayton...

10 richest places in Nevada

Ranked by per capita income The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...

  1. Incline Village-Crystal Bay $52,521
  2. Kingsbury $41,421
  3. Mount Charleston $38,821
  4. Verdi-Mogul $38,233
  5. Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village $37,218
  6. Summerlin South $33,017
  7. Blue Diamond $30,479
  8. Minden $30,405
  9. Boulder City $29,770
  10. Spanish Springs $26,908
Further information: Nevada locations by per capita income

Incline Village-Crystal Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. ... Kingsbury is a census-designated place located in Douglas County, Nevada. ... A view of Mt. ... Verdi-Mogul is a census-designated place located in Washoe County, Nevada. ... Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village is a census-designated place located in Douglas County, Nevada. ... Summerlin South, also seen on maps as South Summerlin, is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Nevada, on the western edge of Las Vegas and adjacent to the Red Rock Conservation Area. ... Blue Diamond is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States. ... Minden is a census-designated place located in Douglas County, Nevada. ... Boulder City is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States. ... Spanish Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. ... Nevada is the sixteenth richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $21,989 (2000) and a personal per capita income of $31,266 (2003). ...

Education

Colleges and universities

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) (formerlly the University and Community College System of Nevada UCCSN) was formed in 1968 to oversee all state-supported higher education in the US state of Nevada. ... The phrase University of Nevada by itself usually refers to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), because that was the name by which it was known from the time of its founding in 1874 until its name was changed to University of Nevada, Reno in 1969, at the same time... UNLV redirects here. ... Nevada State College is a four-year institution of higher education located in Henderson, Nevada. ... Truckee Meadows Community College is a community college located in the U.S. state of Nevada primarily in the city of Reno. ... Great Basin College is a community college unit of the University and Community College System of Nevada, located in Elko, Nevada, USA. Opened in 1967 as Elko Community College, it was later renamed to Northern Nevada Community College and then to its current name. ... The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is primarily a two-year college in Clark County, Nevada, with one four-year degree. ... Western Nevada Community College is a public community college serving North West Nevada. ... Sierra Nevada College (SNC) was founded in 1969 as a private, liberal arts university. ... Touro University Nevada, (TUN), is a Jewish-sponsored independent institution of higher and professional education. ... The University of Southern Nevada (USN) is a university located in the city of Henderson, Nevada with satellite campus located in South Jordan, Utah. ...

Research Institutes

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is the nonprofit research campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), the organization that oversees all publicly-supported higher education in the U.S. state of Nevada. ...

Parks and Recreation

Mount Charleston
Mount Charleston

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Recreation areas maintained by the National Park Service

California Trail The California Trail was a major overland emigrant route across the American West from Missouri to California in the middle 19th century. ... Death Valley National Park is a mostly arid United States National Park located east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in southern Inyo County and northern San Bernardino County in California with a small extension into southwestern Nye County and extreme southern Esmeralda County in Nevada. ... Great Basin National Park is a United States National Park, located in east-central Nevada near its border with Utah. ... Baker, Nevada is a small community in Eastern Nevada. ... Lake Mead National Recreation Area is located in southern Nevada and northern Arizona. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Pony Express National Historic Trail was used by young men on fast paced horses to carry the nations mail across the country, from St. ...

Southern Nevada

Mount Charleston is the highest mountain of the Spring Mountains of southern Nevada, approximately 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas. ... The Mount Charleston Wilderness Area was created by the U.S. Congress in 1989 under the provisions allowed by the Wilderness Act of 1964. ... Mt. ... The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) is a U.S. National Recreation Area, administered by the U.S. Forest Service, and lies west of Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (HTNF) is the only U.S. National Forest located in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Internationally renowned Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park near Boulder City, Nevada and 45 minutes southeast of Las Vegas in the desert near Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. ... Ash Meadows National Wildlife Preserve is approximately 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas in southern Nye County, Nevada. ...

Wilderness

Further information: List of wilderness areas in Nevada

There are 68 designated wilderness areas in Nevada, protecting some 6,579,014 acres (26,624.33 km²) under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management.[16] Category: ... Broadly, a wilderness area is a region where the land is left in a state where human modifications are minimal; that is, as a wilderness. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... The USDA Forest Service, a United States government agency within the United States Department of Agriculture, is under the leadership of the United States Secretary of Agriculture. ... US BLM logo The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior which administers Americas public lands, totaling approximately 261 million surface acres (1,056,229. ...


Sports

Founded 1983 Ballpark Cashman Field Based in Las Vegas, NV Team Colors Dodger Blue, Silver, Black League PCL Pacific Conference Local Media Las Vegas Review Journal Owner Mandalay Baseball Properties General Manager Field Manager Lorenzo Bundy Championships 1986, 1988 Website www. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Las Vegas Wranglers are a minor league ice hockey team in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The ECHL is a professional minor-league double-A hockey association based in the United States and Canada. ... For the skate brand of the same name, see Roller Derby (brand). ... The Reno Silver Sox are an independent Golden League team based in Reno, Nevada. ... The Golden Baseball League, based in Dublin, California, is a professional independent baseball league with teams in the western United States and Canada. ... The Reno Raiders will be a professional ice hockey franchise in the ECHL, planning to start play in the 2007-08 season. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The Las Vegas Posse were a Canadian football team that played the 1994 season in the Canadian Football League. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL) (Ligue canadienne de football (LCF) in French), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... The Only Season The Las Vegas Outlaws were a team in the short-lived XFL in the Western Division with the Los Angeles Xtreme, San Francisco Demons and the Memphis Maniax, they played their home games at Sam Boyd Stadium. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is a public, coeducational university located in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, known for its programs in History, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Hotel Administration, and Management Information Systems. ... The University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada or UNR) is a university located in Reno, Nevada, USA, and is known for its programs in agricultural research, journalism, animal biotechnology, and mining-related engineering and natural sciences. ... Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4. ...

Miscellaneous topics

Nevada's nicknames are "Sagebrush State, "Battle Born State", and "Silver State", and the state's motto is "All for Our Country". "Home Means Nevada" by Bertha Raffetto is the state song. The phrase "Battle Born" is on the state flag; "The Battle Born State" is the official state slogan, as Nevada was admitted into the union during the American Civil War. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Home Means Nevada is the official State Song of the state of Nevada. ... Bertha Raffetto (born 1845) is best known for her song, Home Means Nevada, which is the official state song for Nevada. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


Several United States Navy ships have been named USS Nevada in honor of the state. The one that preceded the ship that was at Pearl Harbor was eventually renamed USS Tonopah, for the Nevada city USN redirects here. ... At least four ships of the United States Navy have borne the name Nevada, after the 36th state. ... This article is about the harbor in Hawaii. ...


Nevada is home to Nellis Air Force Base, a major testing and training base of the United States Air Force. Nellis is reputedly the home of Area 51, a top-secret installation of which the U.S. federal government has always denied existence. Area 51 is supposedly located in Groom Lake. Some time ago, the United States Air Force confirmed that there is an operating facility at Groom Lake, but the nature of the activities being conducted at Groom Lake are classified and cannot be disclosed. Map showing the locations of Nellis AFB and the NTTR Nellis Air Force Base (IATA: LSV, ICAO: KLSV) is a United States Air Force base, in Clark County, Nevada, on the northeast side of Las Vegas. ... USAF redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. Air Force installation in Nevada. ...


The paranormal radio talk show host Art Bell lives in Pahrump, Nevada. Arthur Art W. Bell, III (born June 17, 1945) is an American broadcaster and author, known primarily as the founder and longtime host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM. He also created and formerly hosted its companion show, Dreamland. ... An aerial view from March 2005 shows development scattered across the valley floor. ...


In Finnish language there is a very well known concept "huitsin Nevada", which refers to some far away place in spoken language (in a same way as a saying "from here to Timbuktu"). The origin and history of the saying is unknown. "Nevada" refers to the name of this US state and "huitsin" is a slang word meaning "very" or "utter". Template:Languaklkkkhytgf Finnish ( , or suomen kieli) is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland (91. ...


Songs about Nevada

Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... Sailing to Philadelphia is an album by Mark Knopfler (former frontman of Dire Straits) released in 2000. ...

Future Issues

Nevada enjoys many economic advantages as a whole, and the southern portion of the state enjoys mild winter weather, but rapid growth has led to issues of overcrowded schools. Nevada is already home to the nation's 5th largest school district in the Clark County School District (projected fall 2007 enrollment is 314,000 students grades K-12), the state has seen rising crime levels, and problems with transportation (according to state figures, there is a 1 billion dollar shortfall in funds for road construction projects in Nevada). Most recently, there has been news of water shortfalls in Southern Nevada in the years to come, due to the population increase, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority estimates that there will be water shortages by the year 2010, despite plans to import water from rural and northern Nevada. Despite this, the state remains one of the fast growing in the country.


The residents of the communities in the Las Vegas Valley pay some of the highest car insurance rates in the nation.


Some have suggested that Nevada annex the town of Wendover, Utah, which would be merged with West Wendover, Nevada. This deal will require the permission of the Nevada and Utah legislatures, as well as the U.S. Congress. Look up annex in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wendover is a city located in Tooele County, Utah. ... West Wendover is a city located in Elko County, Nevada. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Portions of Nevada, particularly in the greater Las Vegas area, are dealing with the problems brought about by large cities such as traffic and a rise in pollution. Despite these challenges, the Las Vegas metropolitan area still remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, helping to make Nevada one of the fastest-growing states in the nation. The Las Vegas metropolitan area, includes the Las Vegas Valley a 600 square mile (1600 km²) basin, and surrounding areas, that are part of Clark County in southern Nevada. ...


State symbols

A fictional history (with a great deal of fact) titled Nevada was written by Clint McCullough. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2122x1640, 1535 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nevada ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2122x1640, 1535 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nevada ... A state animal is the official or representative animal of a U.S. state. ... Trinomial name Ovis canadensis nelsoni The Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) is a subspecies of Bighorn Sheep that occurs in the desert Southwest regions of the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Binomial name Sialia currucoides (Bechstein, 1798) The Mountain Bluebird, Sialia currucoides, is a medium-sized thrush. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... This article is about the colour. ... This is a list of official U.S. state fish: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: U.S. state insignia ... Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi) is the state fish of Nevada. ... This is a list of U.S. state flowers: External link Juelies State Flower Garden of Gifs See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: Lists of flowers | U.S. state insignia ... Binomial name Artemisia tridentata Nutt. ... Binomial name Artemisia tridentata Nutt. ... It has been suggested that List of U.S. state dinosaurs be merged into this article or section. ... Families Ichthyosauridae Leptonectidae Mixosauridae Ophthalmosauridae Shastasauridae Stenopterygiidae Teretocnemidae Ichthyosaurs (Greek for fish lizard - ιχθυς meaning fish and σαυρος meaning lizard) were giant marine reptiles that resembled fish and dolphins. ... This is a list of official U.S. state grass: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: U.S. state insignia ... Binomial name Oryzopsis hymenoides Indian ricegrass, Oryzopsis hymenoides, a native perennial bunchgrass, was officially recognized as the Utah state grass in 1990 (Utah Code). ... This article is about the chemical element. ... Here is a list of state mottos for the states of the United States. ... List of U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones, and gemstones. ... For other uses, see Opal (disambiguation). ... List of U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones, and gemstones. ... For other uses, see Turquoise (disambiguation). ... Each state in the United States (except New Jersey) has a state song, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state. ... Home Means Nevada is the official State Song of the state of Nevada. ... This is a list of official U.S. state reptiles: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: U.S. state insignia ... Binomial name Gopherus agassizii Cooper, 1863 The desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is a species of tortoise native to the Mojave desert and Sonoran desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. ... List of U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones, and gemstones. ... This article is about the geological formation. ... This is a list of official U.S. state soils: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia External link United States Dept. ... Orovada series soils are extensive in northern Nevada, where they have an extent of more than 360,000,000 acres (1,500,000 km²). They are common soils on semiarid rangeland with sagebrush-grass plant communities. ... For the artificial athletic track surface, see tartan track. ... This List of U.S. state trees includes official trees of the following states and U.S. possessions: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia National Grove of State Trees External link USDA list of state trees and flowers Categories: U.S. state insignia | Lists of plants | Trees ... Binomial name Pinus monophylla Torr. ... Species Pinus aristata Pinus longaeva Pinus balfouriana Gnarled bristlecone pine wood The bristlecone pines are a small group of pine trees (Family Pinaceae, genus Pinus, subsection Balfourianae) that can reach an age far greater than that of any other single living organism known, up to nearly 5,000 years. ... Nevada is a historical novel about the life of a man named Meade Slaughter, who, starting out as a penniless orphan, works his way up to owner of one of the largest casinos in the state. ...


In Fiction

  • In the manga and anime Soul Eater, Death City is located here.
  • The Flash series Madness Combat also takes place here.

This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Animé redirects here. ... Soul Eater ) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Okubo. ...

See also

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References

  1. ^ a b Elevations and Distances in the United States. U.S Geological Survey (29 April 2005). Retrieved on November 6, 2006.
  2. ^ Nevada Natural Resources Status Report
  3. ^ Popul of Nevada's Counties and Incorp cities 2006 Time Series EMAIL 012207.xls
  4. ^ Outsiders who criticize this practice may recall that many Spanish-derived place names in the United States are no longer pronounced by native English speakers in a manner which reflects the name's Spanish roots (the pronunciation of the name "Los Angeles," for instance, is commonly accepted as "Los An-JELL-es" not "Los An-HELL-es" by native English speakers.
  5. ^ Griffith, Martin. "It's Nuh-VAD-uh, not Nuh-VAH-duh", Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2008-01-18. Retrieved on 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, N.C., and Storm Phillips, STORMFAX, INC.
  7. ^ Rocha Guy, Historical Myth a Month: Why Did Nevada Become A State?
  8. ^ CNN
  9. ^ Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
  10. ^ Nevada Mining Association, Economic Overview of the Nevada Mining Industry 2004
  11. ^ United States Department of Agriculture Nevada State Agriculture Overview - 2005
  12. ^ Lawrence M. Friedman, American Law in the Twentieth Century (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002), 596-597.
  13. ^ State smoking ban sparks zone-change request for Gardnerville parcel | Nevada Appeal | Serving Carson City, Nevada
  14. ^ Have Nevada bars given up the smoking habit?
  15. ^ Las Vegas Now - Breaking News, Local News, Weather, Traffic, Streaming Video, Classifieds, Blogs - UPDATED: Bilbo's Smoking Lawsuit Case
  16. ^ Wilderness.net

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This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Demonym Coloradan Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th in the US  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Idaho (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Nebraska (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see New Hampshire (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) None Spoken language(s) English 68. ... This article is about the state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th in the US  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... Official language(s) English Demonym South Dakotan Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th in the US  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym West Virginian Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st in the US  - Total 24,230 sq mi (62,755 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Federal districts are subdivisions of a federal system of government. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... An insular area is United States territory that is neither a part of one of the fifty states nor a part of the District of Columbia, the nations federal district. ... Motto Samoa, Muamua Le Atua(Samoan) Samoa, Let God Be First Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner, Amerika Samoa Capital Pago Pago; Fagatogo (seat of government) Official languages English, Samoan Government  -  Governor Togiola Tulafono United States unincorporated territory  -  Treaty of Berlin 1899   -  Deed of Cession of Tutuila 1900   -  Deed of Cession... Anthem: Gi Talo Gi Halom Tasi(Chamorro) Satil Matawal Pacifiko(Carolinian) Capital Saipan Official languages English, Chamorro, Carolinian Government Presidential representative democracy  -  Governor Benigno R. Fitial  -  Lt. ... For the board game, see Puerto Rico (board game). ... Motto United in Pride and Hope Anthem Virgin Islands March Capital (and largest city) Charlotte Amalie Official languages English Government  -  Head of State George W. Bush  -  Governor John de Jongh Organized, unincorporated territory  -  Revised Organic Act 22 July 1954  Area  -  Total 346. ... The flag of the United States is used for all of the United States Minor Outlying Islands The United States Minor Outlying Islands, a statistical designation defined by ISO 3166-1, consists of nine insular United States possessions: All of these islands are in the Pacific Ocean except Navassa Island... Bajo Nuevo Bank, also called the Petrel Islands, is located in the western United States and Jamaica. ... Baker Island is an uninhabited atoll located just north of the equator in the central Pacific Ocean at 0°13′N 176°31′W, about 3,100 km (1,675 nautical miles) southwest of Honolulu. ... Howland Island Howland Island is an uninhabited atoll located just north of the equator in the central Pacific Ocean at 0°48′N 176°38′W, about 3,100 km (1,675 nautical miles) southwest of Honolulu. ... Jarvis Island (formerly also known as Bunker Island[1]) is an uninhabited 4. ... Johnston Atoll is a 130 km² atoll in the North Pacific Ocean at 16°45′N 169°30′W, about one-third of the way from Hawaii to the Marshall Islands. ... The flag of the US is used for Kingman Reef Kingman Reef Kingman Reef—NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image Kingman Reef is a one-square-kilometer tropical coral reef located in the North Pacific Ocean, roughly half way between Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa at 6°24... Orthographic projection centred over Midway. ... Navassa Island map from The World Factbook Navassa Island - NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image Navassa Island (La Navase in French, Lanavaz in Haitian Kreyòl) is a small, uninhabited island in the Caribbean Sea. ... Palmyra Atoll - Landsat Image N-03-05_2000 (1:50,000) Palmyra Atoll - Marplot Map (1:50,000) Orthographic projection over Palmyra Atoll Palmyra Atoll, is an incorporated atoll administered by the United States government. ... Serranilla Bank is a western Caribbean island located about 210 miles north-northeast of Nicaragua. ... USGS Landsat 7 ETM+ satellite image of Wake Island. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...



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Nevada has borders with Oregon and Idaho to the north; California to the west; Arizona to the southeast; and Utah to the east.
In 1900, Nevada's population was the smallest of all states and was shrinking, as the difficulties of living in a "barren desert" began to outweigh the lure of silver for many early settlers.
Nevada's early reputation as a "divorce haven" arose from the fact that prior to the no-fault divorce revolution in the 1970s, divorces were quite difficult to obtain in the United States.
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Despite its small population and expansive territory (Nevada is the seventh-largest state), statehood was inevitable.
War was brewing in the east, and Nevada's wealth, as well as its congressional votes, would prove vital to the Union war effort.
Western Nevada Community College is a regionally accredited, two year institution which is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
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