Nevada, the #1 fun state in the United States of America


Nevada borders Utah to the east, Arizona to the southeast, California to the west, and Oregon and Idaho to the north. The first to enter Nevada were the Trappers and Traders, including Jedediah Smith and Peter Skene Ogden, in the 1820s. John C. Fremont and Kit Carson explored the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada from 1843 to 1845. The United States obtained Nevada land in 1848 after the Mexican War, and the first settlement was a Mormon trading center near the present Genoa.

Nevada is the driest state in the country, with an annual rainfall of about 7 inches on average. Most of Nevada is uninhabited by a sagebrush-covered desert. The driest part of the state receives about 4 inches of precipitation a year, while the wettest spot has around 40 inches per year. Nevada's land area is 109,860.46 square miles (284,332 square kilometers). The state's population, as estimated on July 1, 2023, is approximately 3,194,176, marking a significant increase from the population recorded in 2020. The growth from the 2010 census population of 2,700,551 to the 2020 census count of 3,104,614 demonstrates a robust growth rate, further continuing to the 2023 estimate. The capital of Nevada is Carson City, and its largest city is Las Vegas. Nevada was admitted into statehood on October 31, 1864, as the 36th state, nicknamed ‘The Silver State’.

The state is known to have created two industries: divorce and gambling. For years, Reno and Las Vegas have been regarded as the country’s divorce capital and gambling capital in the United States, hence, a major entertainment center in the country. By 2009, 12.5% of the state revenue came from the gambling industry, which brought about $830 million. Nevada is also known for rearing cattle and calves, and it is a leading agricultural industry in the state. Crops produced in the state include hay, a major crop, barley, alfalfa seeds, wheat, and potatoes.

Landmarks in Nevada include the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. This building was built on the demolished dunes hotel and casino site and owned by MGM Mirage; Great Basin National Park, the park name was derived from the Great Basin and located in white pine county; Hoover Dam, located between Arizona and Nevada and made up of concrete gravity; Las Vegas Eiffel tower, a 540 feet tall building, consisting of a restaurant, observation deck and glass elevators; The Las Vegas Strip is home to some of the largest hotels in the world by room count. As of recent information, MGM Grand leads the list with 5,044 rooms, making it the largest hotel in Las Vegas by room count. In total, as of 2024, Las Vegas has over 155,000 hotel rooms available for guests.

Living in Nevada can be fun as there are so much about the state, from snow to desert, ghost to aliens, and so much more. In Nevada, the desert is always fun. If you are a lover of beer, then you should be in Nevada as there are 21 breweries across the state. Also Las Vegas is the home of gambling and around the clock entertainment. Nevada landscape is unique which makes the state nice.

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