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Nevada Facts and Figures

"Nevada" is from a Spanish word meaning snow-clad

Location one of the Southwestern States
Bordered By
California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona
Area (rank) 110,567 sq mi (7th)
Greatest Distance E-W 320 mi
Greatest Distance N-S
483 mi
Geographic Center
26 miles southeast of Austin
Highest Point (rank)
Boundary Peak; 13,143 ft (9th)
Lowest Point (rank)
Colorado River; 470 ft (37th)
Mineral Resources copper, tungsten, mercury, gold, silver, gypsum, limestone, sand and gravel

Population (rank) 2,790,136 (35th)
Largest Cities
Las Vegas (583,756), Henderson (257,729), Reno (225,221), Paradise (223,167), North Las Vegas (216,961), Sunrise Manor (189,372), Spring Valley (178,395), Sparks (90,264), Carson City (55,274), Whitney (38,585)

Capital Carson City
Local Administration 16 counties
U.S. Congress 2 Senators, 4 Representatives

Principal Industries tourism, mining, machinery, printing and publishing, food processing, electric equipment
Agricultural Products
hay, potatoes; cattle, dairy products

First Explored By Francisco GarcÚs in 1776
First Permanent European Settlement
Admitted to Statehood (rank)
October 31, 1864 (36th)


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