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This article is aboot the U.S. state o Nevada. For ither uisses, see Nevada (disambiguation).
State of Nevada
Banner o Nevada State seal o Nevada
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): Silver State (official);
Sagebrush State; Battle Born State
Motto(s): All For Our Country
Cairt o the United States wi Nevada heichlichtit
Offeecial leid De jure: Nane
De facto: Inglis
Demonym Nevadan
Caipital Carson City
Lairgest ceety Las Vegas
Lairgest metro Las Vegas metropolitan area
Aurie Ranked 7t
 • Tot 110,622 sq mi
(286,367 km2)
 • Width 322 miles (519 km)
 • Lenth 492 miles (787 km)
 • Latitude 35° N tae 42° N
 • Longitude 114° 2′ W tae 120° W
Population Ranked 35t
 • Tot 2,723,322 (2011 est)[1]
 • Density 24.8/sq mi  (9.57/km2)
Ranked 42nt
 • Median hoosehauld income $56,361 (15th)
 • Heichest pynt Boundary Peak[2][3][4][5]
13,147 ft (4007.1 m)
 • Mean 5,500 ft  (1680 m)
 • Lawest pynt Colorado River at Californie border[3][4]
481 ft (147 m)
Afore statehuid Nevada Territory
Admission to Union 31 October 1864 (36t)
Govrenor Brian Sandoval (R)
Lieutenant Governor 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
ISO 3166 US-NV
Abbreviations NV, Nev.

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. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016 (NST-EST2016-01)" (xlsx). U.S. Census Bureau. December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2016. 
  2. "Boundary". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. 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. Mairch 23, 2010. Retrieved Aprile 19, 2010. 
  8. "Federal Land Acres in Nevada" (PDF). US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Archived frae the original (PDF) on September 30, 2006. Retrieved Mey 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)
Succeeded by