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Nevada State Profile

Nevada State Profile

Nevada is a landlocked state in the Western region of the United States. bordering Oregon and Idaho on the north, Utah on the east, Arizona on the southeast, and California on the west and southwest.

Nevada is officially known as the “Silver State” because of the importance of silver to its history and economy.

Nevada is located in a mountainous region that includes vast semiarid grasslands and sandy alkali deserts.

Nevada was considered part of Spain and then Mexico up until the Mexican-American War.

Nevada Territory was organized from the western part of Utah Territory on 2nd March 1861. Nevada was admitted to the Union on 31st October 1864 as the 36th state.

Nevada Stats and Facts

3.08 million
Carson City
Capital City
286,367 km2
The Silver State
178 Billion
College Educated

Major Cities

List of Nevada’s biggest cities by population

Nevada’s Brief Timeline History

1821 Mexico claims control of Nevada after gaining its independence from Spain.
1848 Nevada was part of the area ceded by Mexico to the United States.
1850 Nevada is organized into the Utah Territory.
1861 The Nevada Territory is established by the U.S. Congress
1864 Nevada is admitted to the Union as the 36th state.
1931 Gambling is legalized in the state.


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Nevada State Profile
Nevada State Profile