Facts About Nevada

Facts About Nevada

State of NevadaLas Vegas

  • Nevada State Flag:

  • State Motto: "All for Our Country "

  • State Capital: Carson City

  • State Abbreviation: NV

  • State Name of Residents: Nevadans

  • Date it Entered the Union: October 31, 1864, State #36

  • State Size: 110,567 square miles - the 7th biggest state in the USA

  • State Colors: Silver and Blue

  • State Song: "Home Means Nevada"

  • State Nick Name: Sagebrush State, Silver State, Battle-Born State

  • State Trees: The Single-Leaf Pinon (Pinus monophylla) and The Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata)

  • Nevada State Flower: Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)

  • State Grass: Indian Ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides)

  • State Animal: The Desert Bighorn (or Nelson) Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni)

  • State Bird: The Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

  • State Fish: The Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (Salmo clarki henshawi)

  • State Reptile: The Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)

  • State Gem Stone: Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal

  • State Semi-prescious Gem Stone: Turquoise

  • State Metal: Silver (Ag)

  • State Rock: Sandstone

  • State Soil: The Orovada Series

  • State Tartan: The tartan designed by Richard Zygmunt Pawlowski

  • State Artifact: The Tule Duck

  • State Fosil: The Ichthyosaur (Shonisaurus)

  • State Major Rivers: Colorado River, Humboldt River, Truckee River

  • State Major Lakes: Lake Mead, Pyramid Lake, Lake Mojave, Lake Tahoe, Walker Lake

  • State Highest Point: Boundary Peak - 13,143 feet (4,006 m) above sea level

  • State Lowest point: On the Colorado River in Clark County - 470 feet

  • State Bordering States: Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah

  • State Bordering Country: None

  • State Bordering Body of Water: None

  • State Name Origin: Nevada originates from the Spanish word meaning "snowcapped"

  • State Largest Cities:

  • State Number of Counties: 16 and 1 independent city

  • State List of Counties:
    * Churchill * Clark * Douglas * Elko * Esmeralda * Eureka * Humboldt * Lander * Lincoln * Lyon * Mineral * Nye * Pershing * Storey * Washoe * White Pine * Carson City *

  • Nevada State Map

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