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,[2] whaur the state's three lairgest incorporatit ceeties are locatit.[3] Nevada's caipital is Carson City.

KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidNevada Territory
Admittit tae the Union31 October 1864 (36t)
Lairgest ceetyLas Vegas
Lairgest metroLas Vegas metropolitan area
 • 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)
 • Total2,723,322 (2,011 est)[1]
 • Density9.57/km2 (24.8/sq mi)
 • Median hooseaud income
 • Income rank
 • Offeecial leidDe jure: Nane
De facto: Inglis
Trad. abbreviationNev.
Latitude35° N tae 42° N
Longitude114° 2′ W tae 120° W

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.[4]


  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. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  2. "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. 23 Mairch 2010. Retrieved 19 Apryle 2010.
  4. "Federal Land Acres in Nevada" (PDF). US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 30 September 2006. Retrieved 7 Mey 2009.Archived 2006-09-30 at the Wayback Machine

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Relatit information

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