Last updated on May 30th, 2020
41. Containing an incredible 6.6 million tons of concrete, Hoover Dam took about five years to complete and went into operation at the height of the Great Depression, on March 1, 1936.
42. Artists Gordon Kaufmann and Allen True used an art deco style to design the exterior of Hoover Dam.
43. The Pershing County, Nevada Courthouse is one of only two perfectly round courthouses in the U.S (the other is Bucks County Courthouse in Pennsylvania).
44. Except for fundraisers and church raffles for charity, lotteries are illegal in the state of Nevada, according to the infamous law known as “four-twenty-four,” which indicates the state legal code, Article IV, Section 24.
45. In Las Vegas alone, there are in excess of 15,000 miles of neon lights.
46. The atrium of the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas is one of the largest enclosed, open spaces in the world, measuring approximately 29 million cubic feet.
47. The films “Sister Act,” “The Muppets,” and many other feature films have been shot in Reno since 1947.
48. Andre Agassi of tennis fame and former First Lady of the U.S. Patricia Nixon were born in Nevada.
49. There’s no corporate or individual tax in Nevada.
50. Las Vegas, Nevada is known as the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
51. One of Reno’s top tourist destinations, the National Automobile Museum is an interactive collection of displays, activities, and one-of-a-kind vehicles from history and the future. There are four galleries full of historic cars, odd vehicles and even some of the Moon Rover contraptions.
52. Top attractions at the National Automobile Museum include a 1913 Mercer, a 1961 Beatnik Bandit, and a 1907 Thomas Flyer.
53. There are between 2,500 and 3,500 mountain lions in Nevada. The animals tend to scout for food in about a 100-square-mile area, are loners for the most part, and avoid human contact if possible. If you spot a mountain lion nearby, face it, walk slowly backwards away from it, and try to get to a secure location (like a car or house) as soon as possible. If you run, the lion’s hunting instinct will make it want to chase you.
54. Even though the chances of dangerous deer encounters, as in car crashes, are a common danger, people tend to perceive mountain lions and rattlesnakes as the biggest dangers in Nevada. The truth is that deer-car crashes actually result in hundreds of serious injuries and some deaths every few years, while mountain lion attacks are extremely rare.
55. According to the United States Census Bureau, Nevada and Idaho were the nation’s fastest-growing states between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018. Following Nevada (2.1 percent) and Idaho (2.1 percent) for the largest percentage increases in population were Utah (1.9 percent), Arizona (1.7 percent), and Florida and Washington (1.5 percent each).
Nevada – quick facts and state symbols
|State Capital||Carson City|
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|Largest City||Las Vegas|
|State Size||Total (Land + Water): 110,561 sq miles; Land Only: 109,826 sq miles|
(Estimate July 1, 2018 from United States Census Bureau)
|Statehood||October 31, 1864|
|State rank by population||32nd|
|State rank by date of formation||36th|
|State rank by area||7th|
|Number of Counties||17|
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|Bordering States||Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah|
|Highest Point||Boundary Peak|
13,147 ft (4007.1 m)
|Lowest point||Colorado River at California border|
481 ft (147 m)
|Mean elevation||5,500 feet above sea level|
|Length||492 miles (787 km)|
|Width||322 miles (519 km)|
|Governor||Steve Sisolak (D)|
|Lieutenant Governor||Kate Marshall (D)|
|State Motto||All For Our Country and Battle Born|
|Slogan||“The Battle Born State”|
|State Nickname||Sagebrush State; Silver State; Battle Born State|
|Famous people||Thomas Dekker (Actor)|
Matthew Gray Gubler (Actor)
Jena Malone (Actress)
|State animal||Desert bighorn sheep|
|State Bird||Mountain Bluebird|
|State fish||Lahontan cutthroat trout|
|State reptile||Desert Tortoise|
|State Insect||Vivid Dancer Damselfly|
|State Semi-Precious Gemstone||Nevada Turquoise|
|State Tree||Bristlecone pine|
|Longitude||114° 2′ W to 120° W|
|Latitude||35° N to 42° N|
|Time Zone||Pacific Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone|
|Area Codes||702, 775|
|Table last updated||June 8, 2020|