Date admitted to the US – October 31, 1864
Postal abbreviation – NV
Capital – Carson City
Area – 110,560.71 [7th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 2,700,551 [35th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 24.6 [44th largest in the US]
Area codes – 702, 775
Zip codes – 88901 - 89883
Number of counties – 16
State nickname – Silver State
State motto – All for Our Country
|State Flag of Nevada|
-In 1899, Charles Fey invented the Liberty Ball, the first slot machine.
-There were 16,067 slots in Nevada in 1960. In 1999 Nevada had 205,726 slot machines, one for every 10 residents.
-In 1931, the Pair-O-Dice Club was the first casino to open on Highway 91, the future Las Vegas Strip.
-In March 1931, Governor Fred Balzar signed the bill legalizing gambling in Nevada.
-Most of the state is desert, but the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the Ruby Mountains have snow for half the year.
-85% of Nevada land is federally owned, including the secret Area 51.
-Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the nation, and is second in the world behind South Africa.
-At the Cal-Neva at Lake Tahoe's Crystal Bay, it is possible to stand in both Nevada and California inside the building.
-Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any other place on earth.
-University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law