Nevada

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State of Nevada
Banner o Nevada State seal o Nevada
Flag Seal
Elk-name(s): Silver State (official);
Sagebrush State; Battle Born State
Motto(s): All For Our Country
Map o the Unitit States wi Nevada heichlichtit
Offeecial leid(s) De jure: Nane
De facto: Inglis
Demonym Nevadan
Caipital Carson City
Lairgest ceety Las Vegas
Lairgest metro aurie Las Vegas metropolitan area
Aurie  Rankit 7t in the U.S.
 - Total 110,622 sq mi
(286,367 km2)
 - Width 322 miles (519 km)
 - Length 492 miles (787 km)
 - % watter
 - Latitude 35° N tae 42° N
 - Langitude 114° 2′ W tae 120° W
Population  Rankit 35t in the U.S.
 - Total 2,723,322 (2011 est)[1]
 - Densitie 24.8/sq mi  (9.57/km2)
Rankit 42nt in the U.S.
 - Median hoosehauld income  $56,361 (15th)
Elevation  
 - Heuchest point Boundary Peak[2][3][4][5]
13,147 ft (4007.1 m)
 - Mean 5,500 ft  (1680 m)
 - Lawest point Colorado River at Californie border[3][4]
481 ft (147 m)
Admission tae Union  31 October 1864 (36t)
Govrenor Brian Sandoval (R)
Lieutenant Govrenor Brian Krolicki (R)
Legislatur Nevada Legislatur
 - Upper hoose Senate
 - Lawer hoose Assembly
U.S. Senators Harry Reid (D)
Dean Heller (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation 1: Shelley Berkley (D)
2: Mark Amodei (R)
3: Joe Heck (R) (leet)
Time zones  
 - maist o state Pacific: UTC-8/-7
 - West Wendover Muntain: UTC-7/-6
Abbreviations NV Nev. US-NV
Wabsteid www.nv.gov

Nevada (Listeni/nəˈvædə/ or /nəˈvɒdə/) is a state in the wastren, muntain wast, an southwestern 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,[6] whaur the state's three lairgest incorporatit ceeties are located.[7] Nevada's caipital is Carson City.

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 by the US govrenment unner various jurisdictions, baith civilian an militar.[8]

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  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PopEstUS
  2. "Boundary". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=HR2576. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  5. The distinction of highest point in Nevada goes to the summit of Boundary Peak, so named because it is very near the Nevada-California border, at the northern terminus of the White Mountains. However, Boundary Peak can be considered a subsidiary summit of Montgomery Peak, whose summit is in California, since the topographic prominence of Boundary Peak is only 253 feet (77 m), which falls under the often used 300-foot (91 m) cutoff for an independent peak. Also, Boundary Peak is less than 1 mile (1.6 km) away from its higher neighbor. Hence Boundary Peak can be described as not being wholly within Nevada. By contrast, the prominence of Wheeler Peak, 13,063 feet (3,982 m), is quite large and in fact it is the twelfth largest in the contiguous United States. Wheeler Peak is the highest point in a radius of more than 200 square miles (520 km2) and is entirely within the state of Nevada.
  6. "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. March 23, 2010. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  7. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2009-04-32.csv
  8. "Federal Land Acres in Nevada". US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Archived from the original on September 30, 2006. Retrieved May 7, 2009. 

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