Nevada State Facts and History

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  • Current Governor: Steve Sisolak (Democrat)
  • Capital: Carson City
  • Population: 3,080,156 (2019 est.)
  • Land Area: 109,781.1 sq km
  • Water Area: 790.6 sq km
  • Total Area: 110,571.82 SQ KM
  • Width: 322 mi (519 km)
  • Length: 492 mi (787 km)
  • State Motto: “All For Our Country”
  • Nickname: Sagebrush State
  • Electoral votes: 6
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 4 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Home Means Nevada”
  • Date of Statehood: October 31, 1864
  • Time Zone: Pacific (GMT − 8 hours)
  • Official Website of Nevada:
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: NV
  • Origin of name: The name “Nevada” comes from the Spanish nevada [neˈβaða], meaning “snow-covered”

State Symbol of Nevada

State AnimalDesert bighorn sheep
State ArtifactTule Duck Decoy
State BirdMountain bluebird
State ColorsSilver and blue
State FishLahontan cutthroat trout
State FlowerSagebrush
State FossilIchthyosaur
State GrassIndian ricegrass
State InsectVivid dancer damselfly
State LocomotivesEngine No. 40
State MarchSilver State Fanfare
State MetalSilver
State MottoAll For Our Country and Battle Born
State NicknameSagebrush State; Silver State; Battle Born State
State Precious GemstoneVirgin Valley black fire opal
State ReptileDesert tortoise
State RockSandstone
State Semiprecious GemstoneNevada turquoise
State SoilOrovada soil series
State SongHome Means Nevada
State TreeBristlecone pine and the single-leaf pinon

Sports Teams

  • NFL: Las Vegas Raiders
  • NHL: Vegas Golden Knights

College & Universities

Career Education Institute-Henderson
Carson City Beauty Academy
College of Southern Nevada
DeVry University-Nevada
Everest College-Henderson
Expertise Cosmetology Institute
Great Basin College
International Academy of Design and Technology-Henderson
ITT Technical Institute-Henderson
Kaplan College-Las Vegas
Las Vegas College
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Las Vegas
Marinello Schools of Beauty-Las Vegas
Milan Institute-Sparks
Nevada Career Institute
Nevada State College
Nevada System of Higher Education-System Office
Northwest Health Careers
Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas
Sierra Nevada College
Southern Nevada University of Cosmetology
The Art Institute of Las Vegas
Truckee Meadows Community College
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
University of Nevada-Reno
University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus
University of Phoenix-Northern Nevada Campus
University of Southern Nevada
Western Nevada College

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Las Vegas Strip
  2. Red Rock Canyon
  3. Fremont Street Experience
  4. Lake Mead
  5. High Roller
  6. Count’s Kustoms
  7. Lake Tahoe
  8. Mob Museum
  9. Adventuredome
  10. Mount Charleston
  11. Hoover Dam
  12. Neon Museum
  13. Great Basin National Park
  14. Pyramid Lake
  15. Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
  16. Stratosphere Tower
  17. Valley of Fire State Park
  18. Pinball Hall of Fame
  19. National Automobile Museum
  20. Botanical Gardens at Bellagio
  21. The Grand Canal Shoppes

Famous Natives and Residents

Eva Adamsformer director of U.S. Mint;
Andre Agassitennis player;
Raymond T. Bakerformer director of U.S. Mint;
Helen Delich Bentleygovernment official and newspaperwoman;
Robert Caplespainter;
Walter Van Tilburg Clarkwriter;
Henry Comstockprospector;
Abby Daltonactress;
Michele Greeneactress;
Sarah Winnemucca Hopkinsauthor and Paiute interpreter and peacemaker;
Jack Kramertennis player;
Paul Laxaltpolitician;
Robert Laxaltwriter;
William Learaviation inventor;
Robert C. Lynchsurgeon;
John W. Mackaybenefactor, one of Big Four of Comstock Lode;
Emma Nevadaopera singer;
Thelma “Pat” Nixonfirst lady;
James W. Nyeterritory governor and senator;
Lute Peasecartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner;
Edna Purvianceactress;
Patty Sheehangolfer;
Jack Wilson PaiuteIndian prophet;
George Wingfieldmining millionaire.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Thomas Dekker
  2. Matthew Gray Gubler
  3. Jena Malone

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