Nevada State Profile

Nevada State Profile

Nevada State Profile

Nevada is a landlocked state in the Western region of the United States. bordering Oregon and Idaho on the north, Utah on the east, Arizona on the southeast, and California on the west and southwest.

Las Vegas is the state’s largest city, and Carson City serves as its capitol. The state of Nevada is well-known for its large deserts, casinos, and entertainment sector. The Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, Lake Tahoe, and Great Basin National Park are just a few of the state’s many tourist destinations.

With sectors including tourism, mining, agriculture, and industry, Nevada has a diverse economy. The state contains considerable silver and other mineral reserves in addition to being the country’s top producer of gold.

Nevada is officially known as the “Silver State” because of the importance of silver to its history and economy. Nevada is located in a mountainous region that includes vast semiarid grasslands and sandy alkali deserts.

Nevada was considered part of Spain and then Mexico up until the Mexican-American War. Nevada Territory was organized from the western part of Utah Territory on 2nd March 1861. Nevada was admitted to the Union on 31st October 1864 as the 36th state.

Nevada Stats and Facts

Overview of Nevada
Population estimation3.144 million
Area286,367 kmĀ²
Capital CityCarson City
NicknameThe Silver State
GDP178 Billion

Nevada’s Brief Timeline History

1821Mexico claims control of Nevada after gaining its independence from Spain.
1848Nevada was part of the area ceded by Mexico to the United States.
1850Nevada is organized into the Utah Territory.
1861The Nevada Territory is established by the U.S. Congress
1864Nevada is admitted to the Union as the 36th state.
1931Gambling is legalized in the state.


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Nevada is known for its desert landscapes, with much of the state covered by the Mojave Desert. Nevada is also famous for its entertainment industry, cantered around the city of Las Vegas.

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Nevada State Profile
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