This airticle is aboot the U.S. state o Nevada. For ither uisses, see Nevada (disambiguation).

Nevada (Listeni/nəˈvædə/ or /nəˈvɒdə/) is a state in the wastren, muntain wast, an soothwastren regions o the Unitit States. Nevada is the 7t maist extensive, the 35t maist populous, an the 9t least densely populatit o the 50 Unitit States. Ower twa-thirds o Nevada's fowk live in ane single coonty, Clark Coonty, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan aurie,[6] whaur the state's three lairgest incorporatit ceeties are locatit.[7] Nevada's caipital is Carson City.

State of Nevada
Banner o Nevada State seal o Nevada
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): Silver State (official);
Sagebrush State; Battle Born State
Motto(s): All For Our Country
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Nevada heichlichtit
Offeecial leidDe jure: Nane
De facto: Inglis
CaipitalCarson City
Lairgest ceetyLas Vegas
Lairgest metroLas Vegas metropolitan area
AurieRanked 7t
 • Tot110,622 sq mi
(286,367 km2)
 • Width322 miles (519 km)
 • Lenth492 miles (787 km)
 • Latitude35° N tae 42° N
 • Longitude114° 2′ W tae 120° W
PopulationRanked 35t
 • Tot2,723,322 (2011 est)[1]
 • Density24.8/sq mi  (9.57/km2)
Ranked 42nt
 • Median hoosehauld income$56,361 (15th)
 • Heichest pyntBoundary Peak[2][3][4][5]
13,147 ft (4007.1 m)
 • Mean5,500 ft  (1680 m)
 • Lawest pyntColorado River at Californie border[3][4]
481 ft (147 m)
Afore statehuidNevada Territory
Admission to Union31 October 1864 (36t)
GovrenorBrian Sandoval (R)
Lieutenant GovernorMark Hutchison (R)
LegislaturNevada Legislatur
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseAssembly
U.S. SenatorsCatherine Cortez Masto (D)
Dean Heller (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation1: Dina Titus (D)
2: Mark Amodei (R)
3: Jacky Rosen (D) (leet)
Time zones 
 • maist o statePacific: UTC-8/-7
 • West WendoverMuntain: UTC-7/-6
AbbreviationsNV, Nev.

Nevada is lairgely desert an semiarid, wi hintle o it locatit athin the Great Basin. Auries sooth o the Great Basin are locatit athin the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe an the Sierra Nevada muntains lee on the wastren edge. Approximately 86% o the state's land is awned bi the US govrenment unner various jurisdictions, baith civilian an militar.[8]


  1. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016 (NST-EST2016-01)" (xlsx). U.S. Census Bureau. December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  2. "Boundary". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  5. The distinction of highest point in Nevada goes to the summit of Boundary Peak, so named because it is very near the Nevada-California border, at the northern terminus of the White Mountains. However, Boundary Peak can be considered a subsidiary summit of Montgomery Peak, whose summit is in California, since the topographic prominence of Boundary Peak is only 253 feet (77 m), which falls under the often used 300-foot (91 m) cutoff for an independent peak. Also, Boundary Peak is less than 1 mile (1.6 km) away from its higher neighbor. Hence Boundary Peak can be described as not being wholly within Nevada. By contrast, the prominence of Wheeler Peak, 13,063 feet (3,982 m), is quite large and in fact it is the twelfth largest in the contiguous United States. Wheeler Peak is the highest point in a radius of more than 200 square miles (520 km2) and is entirely within the state of Nevada.
  6. "Table 2. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-02)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 23, 2010. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
  8. "Federal Land Acres in Nevada" (PDF). US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Archived frae the oreeginal (PDF) on September 30, 2006. Retrieved May 7, 2009.

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Precedit bi
West Virginia
Leet o U.S. states bi date o statehuid
Admitted on 31 October 1864 (36t)
Succeedit bi