( Nevada ) is a /nəˈvæːdə/ ( · help ) info state located in the western region of the United States. At 110,567 sq mi (286,367 km2), Nevada is the seventh-largest state, and includes parts of the Mojave Desert in the south and Great Basin in the north. Nevada is the " Silver State" due to rich deposits of silver 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 historical settlement was Mormon Station.
Today, approximately 86% of the state's land is owned by the
U.S federal government under various jurisdictions both civilian and military. In 2008 about 2.6 million people resided in Nevada, over 85% in the metropolitan areas of Las Vegas (the largest city) and Reno. The state capital is Carson City. The state is noted for its easy marriage and divorce proceedings, entertainment, legal gambling and, in 8 out of its 16 counties, legal brothels. ( ) more...
US Airways Nevada Airbus A319-132 N822AW
Panoramic view of the Calico Hills at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
To Improve to featured standard: Carson City, Nevada, History of Nevada
Lists to de-redlink: List of Nevada rivers, List of Nevada state parks, List of individuals executed in Nevada, List of Nevada railroads, List of high schools in Nevada, List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Nevada
Lists to complete: List of school districts in Nevada, List of people from Nevada, List of law enforcement agencies in Nevada, List of museums in Nevada, Index of Nevada-related articles
Help assess articles supported by
WikiProject Nevada Help suggest content for usage in this portal by using the archive links to obtain instructions
Write Nevada-related topics if you see a
redlink which is worthy of an article
sister projects provide more on this subject: