State Abbreviation NV
State Capital Carson City
State Size Total (Land + Water): 110,561 sq miles; Land Only: 109,826 sq miles
Number of Counties 17
Time Zone Pacific Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone
Bordering States Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah
Highest Point Boundary Peak, 13,147 feet
National Parks Great Basin National Park
State Population (2015) 2,890,845
State Population Density 26.3 people / square mile
Area Codes 702, 775
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Las Vegas (588,274)
North Las Vegas (223,873)
Sunrise Manor (191,007)
State Animal Desert bighorn sheep
State Artifact Tule Duck Decoy
State Bird Mountain bluebird
State Colors Silver and blue
State Fish Lahontan cutthroat trout
State Flower Sagebrush
State Fossil Ichthyosaur
State Grass Indian ricegrass
State Insect Vivid dancer damselfly
State Locomotives Engine No. 40
State March Silver State Fanfare
State Metal Silver
State Motto All For Our Country and Battle Born
State Nickname Sagebrush State; Silver State; Battle Born State
State Precious Gemstone Virgin Valley black fire opal
State Reptile Desert tortoise
State Rock Sandstone
State Semiprecious Gemstone Nevada turquoise
State Soil Orovada soil series
State Song Home Means Nevada
State Tree Bristlecone pine and the single-leaf pinon
•The name Nevada comes from Sierra Nevada, a Spanish term meaning snow-covered mountain range.
•Lake Tahoe, located along the border between California and Nevada, is the largest alpine lake in North America. It is the second deepest lake in the United States.
•Nevada has more hot springs than any other state in the country, with more than 300 occurring naturally.
•Nevada is the driest state in the nation with an average annual rainfall of 9.5 inches.
•In March 19, 1931, Governor Fred Balzar signed into law Assembly Bill 98, which legalizing gambling in the Nevada.
•Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the United States.
•The longest Morse Code telegram ever sent was the Nevada state constitution. Sent from Carson City to Washington D.C. in 1864, it was sent over two days and cost $4,303.27.
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