Las Vegas, Nevada

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Fremont Street, Las Vegas

Las Vegas (pronounced /lɑːs ˈveɪɡəs/) is the maist populous ceety in Nevada, Unitit States, the seat o Clark Coonty, and an internaitionally renowned major resort ceety for gamblin, shoppin an fine dinin. Las Vegas, which bills itsel as The Entertainment Caipital o the Warld, is famous for the number o casino resorts an associatit entertainment. A growin retirement an family ceety, it is the 28t maist populous ceety in the Unitit States wi an estimatit population bi the U.S. Census Bureau o 567,641 as o 2009. The 2009 population estimate o the Las Vegas metropolitan aurie wis 1,902,834.[1]

Established in 1905, Las Vegas offeecially became a ceety in 1911. Wi the growth that follaed, at the close o the century Las Vegas wis the maist populous American ceety foondit in the 20t century (a distinction held bi Chicago in the 19t century). The ceety's tolerance for various forms o adult entertainment earned it the teetle o Sin City, an this image haes makkit Las Vegas a popular settin for films an televeesion programmes. There are numerous ootdoor lichtin displays on Fremont Street, as well as elsewhaur in the ceety.

The name Las Vegas is aften applied tae unincorporatit auries that surroond the ceety, especially the resort auries on an near the Las Vegas Strip. The 4.2 mi (6.8 km) stretch o Las Vegas Boulevard kent as the Strip is mainly in the unincorporatit communities o Paradise an Winchester, while a sma portion owerlaps intae Las Vegas an the unincorporatit community o Enterprise.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Las Vegas haes several sister ceeties, as designate bi Sister Cities International:

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