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Offical Name State of Nevada
Nicknames Battleborn State, Sagebrush State, Silver State
Abbreviations NV, US-NV
Origin of Name "Snowy" in Spanish

Official Language None
Admission to Union 31 October 1864
Time Zone Pacific, Mountain
Official Web Site

Capital Carson City
Largest City Las Vegas
Population 1,988,258 (as of 2000 census)
Economy Agriculture: cattle, hay, dairy products, onions, potatoes

Industry: tourism, mining, machinery, printing and publishing, food processing, electric equipment

Area 110,567 square miles (286,367 km2)
Major Rivers Humboldt River, Truckee River, Colorado River
Major Lakes Lake Mead, Lake Mojave, Lake Tahoe, Walker Lake, Pyramid Lake
Highest Point Boundary Peak - 13,143 feet (4,006 meters)
Bordering States California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Arizona
Bordering Country None
Bordering Body of Water None

Flag Nevada Flag
Motto All for our country
Song Home Means Nevada
March Silver State Fanfare
Animal Desert Bighorn Sheep
Bird Mountain Bluebird
Fish Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
Reptile Desert Tortoise
Fossil Ichthyosaur
Flower Sagebrush
Trees Single-leaf Pinon, Bristlecone Pine
Grass Indian Ricegrass
Metal Silver
Rock Sandstone
Precious Gemstone Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal
Semiprecious Gemstone Nevada Turquoise
Soil Orovada Series
Artifact Tule Duck Decoy
Tartan A tartan designed for Nevada by Richard Zygmunt Pawlowski
Colors Blue, Silver

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