Nevada (NV)

Nevada heading

Quick Facts

Capital City:   Carson City

Abbreviation:  NV

Population (2019):  2,790,136; Rank: 35 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:   West

Admission to Statehood:  October 31, 1864 (36th State)

State Motto:  Equality before the law

State Nickname: The Silver State

Origin of State Name:   From an Indian word meaning “flat water” after the Platte River that flows through the state. 

Area Codes:  702, 775

Zip Codes:   Nevada Zip Codes






State Symbols

Bird:  Mountain Bluebird | List of State Birds

Flag:  On a cobalt blue background in the upper left quarter is a five-pointed silver star between two sprays of sagebrush crossed to form a half wreath; across the top of the wreath is a golden scroll with the words, in black letters, “Battle Born”. The name “Nevada” is beneath the star in gold letters. The current Nevada State Flag design was adopted March 26, 1929, and revised in 1991. Get this Flag

Flower:  Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) | Other State Flowers

Soil:  Orovada

Song:   “Home Means Nevada” | Words by: Bertha Raffetto | Music by: Bertha Raffetto Other State Songs |SheetMusic

Tree:   Single-Leaf Pinon & Bristlecone Pine (Pinus monophylla & Pinus longaeva) | Other State Trees

Quarter: Nevada Quarter | List of State Quarters



Nevada on a US map



  • Area: 110,567 sq.mi (286,367, 7th
  • Land: 109,806 sq.mi. (284,396, 7th
  • Water: 761 sq.mi. (1,971, 35th

Largest Cities: Las Vegas | Reno | North Las Vegas | Sparks | Carson City | Fernley | Elko | Mesquite | Boulder City

Border States:   Arizona | California | Idaho | Oregon | Utah | List of US Regions

Highest Point:  Boundary Peak ; 13,143 feet, (4,006 m.) 9th tallest

Lowest Point:  Nevada; 481 feet, 37th lowest

Geographic Center:  Lander, 26 miles southeast of Austin

National Parks:  


State Government

Governor:  Steve Sisolak (D)

Senators:   Catherine Cortez Masto (D) Jacky Rosen (D)

Representatives:  Senators House

Constitution:  Nevada’s Constitution , 36th State

Electoral College Votes:   6 Votes



    • Agriculture: Cattle, hay, dairy products, potatoes.
    • Industry: Tourism, mining, machinery, printing and publishing, food processing, electric equipment.
  • White Pages: Nevada White Pages