Nevada Facts

Nickname: The Silver State

Capital City: Carson City

Statehood: October 31, 1864 – 36th

Area: 110,567 sq.mi. (286,367 – 7th

Population: 2,790,136 – 35th (2013)

Counties: 16

National Parks: 2

National Monuments: 18

State Parks: 22

Bird: Mountain Bluebird

Flower: Sagebrush

Tree: Single-Leaf Pinon & Bristlecone Pine

Highest Point: Boundary Peak – 13,143 ft (4,006 m)

Lowest Point: Colorado River at California border – 481 ft (146 m)

Best Season: Spring & Autumn

Popular LocationsLas Vegas, Valley of Fire State Park, Great Basin National Park, Lake Mead NRA, Cathedral Gorge State Park, Mount Charleston, Lake Tahoe, Red Rock National Conservation Area, Hoover Dam

State of Nevada location on a map of United States of America
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