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10 Interesting Facts About Sparks, Nevada

Facts About Sparks

  • Sparks is widely known as the premiere special events venue for much of northern Nevada. “Arts in Bloom,” a Mothers Day festival held at the Sparks Marina Park, features artwork, food and entertainment.
  • Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States.
  • Sparks was founded in 1904 and incorporated on March 15, 1905
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sparks has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93.0 km2), of which 35.8 square miles (92.6 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 0.47%, is water.
  • The average annual precipitation in Sparks is 7.82 inches (199 mm). There are an average of 48 days with measurable precipitation.
  • The average snowfall per year is 7.0 inches (180 mm). The most snow in one year was 21.0 inches (530 mm) in 2008 and the most snow in one month was 19.6 inches (500 mm) in February 1990.
  • The elevation of sparks is 4,413 feet above sea level.
  • The primary coordinate point for Sparks is located at latitude 39.5349 and longitude -119.7527 in Washoe County.
  • The City of Sparks is the 9th largest city in Nevada with a population of 108,669 as of July 1, 2021.
  • Sparks is located within the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area.

 

Facts About Sparks, Nevada
Facts About Sparks, Nevada

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