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For ither uises, see Las Vegas (disambiguation).
Las Vegas, Nevada
City of Las Vegas
Downtown Las Vegas
Las Vegas Springs PreserveStratosphere Tower
[[File:|Warld Mercat Centre|132px]]Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Clark Coonty Govrenment Centre
Banner o Las Vegas, Nevada
Etymology: Spaingie: Las vegas (The meadaes)
Nickname(s): "Vegas",[1] "Sin City", "City of Lights", "The Gambling Capital of the World",[2] "The Entertainment Capital of the World", "Capital of Second Chances",[3] "The Marriage Capital of the World", "The Silver City", "America's Playground"
Location o the ceety o Las Vegas within Clark Coonty, Nevada
Location o the ceety o Las Vegas within Clark Coonty, Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada is locatit in the US
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada
Location in the contiguous Unitit States
Coordinates: 36°10′30″N 115°08′11″W / 36.17500°N 115.13639°W / 36.17500; -115.13639Coordinates: 36°10′30″N 115°08′11″W / 36.17500°N 115.13639°W / 36.17500; -115.13639
Kintra Unitit States
State Nevada
Coonty Clark
Foondit Mey 15, 1905
Incorporatit 16 Mairch 1911
 • Teep Cooncil–manager
 • Mayor Carolyn Goodman (I)
 • Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross (D)
 • Ceety manager Betsy Fretwell
 • Ceety 352 km2 (135.8 sq mi)
 • Laund 352 km2 (135.8 sq mi)
 • Watter 0.1 km2 (0.05 sq mi)
Elevation 610 m (2,001 ft)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Ceety 583,756
 • Estimate (2017)[5] 648,224
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
 • Urban 2,211,315
 • Metro 2,248,390
 • CSA 2,362,015 (US: 26t)
Demonym(s) Las Vegan
Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 • Simmer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
Aurie code(s) 702 & 725
FIPS code 32-40000
GNIS featur ID 0847388

Las Vegas (pronounced /lɑːs ˈveɪɡəs/ (deprecatit template)) 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 a population o 603,488 at the 2013 Unitit States Census Estimates.[6] The 2013 population estimate o the Las Vegas metropolitan aurie wis 2,027,828.[4]

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:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Merriam Webster's Geographical Dictionary (3rd ed.). Merriam-Webster. 1997. p. 633. ISBN 9780877795469. 
  2. "Words and Their Stories: Nicknames for New Orleans and Las Vegas". VOA News. March 13, 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  3. Lovitt, Rob (December 15, 2009). "Will the real Las Vegas please stand up?". MSNBC. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Las Vegas city, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Las Vegas city, Nevada; count revision of 01-07-2013". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 9, 2012.