Thursday, April 26, 2012

Interesting facts about the state of Nevada

Capital: Carson City


Governor: Brian Sandoval, R (to Jan. 2015)

Lieut. Governor: Brian Krolicki, R (to Jan. 2015)

Senators: Harry Reid, D (to Jan. 2017); Dean Heller, R (to Jan. 2013)

U.S. Representatives: 3

Secy. of State: Ross Miller, D (to Jan. 2015)

Treasurer: Kate Marshall, D (to Jan. 2015)

Atty. General: Catherine Cortez-Masto, D (to Jan. 2015 )


State abbreviation/Postal code: Nev./NV

Organized as territory: March 2, 1861

Entered Union (rank): Oct. 31, 1864 (36)

Present constitution adopted: 1864

Motto: All for Our Country


State symbols:

Flower: Sagebrush (1959)

Trees: Single-leaf pinon (1953) and bristlecone pine (1987)

Bird: Mountain Bluebird (1967)

Animal: Desert bighorn sheep (1973)

Colors: Silver and blue (1983)

Song: “Home Means Nevada” (1933)

Rock: Sandstone (1987)

Precious gemstone: Virgin valley black fire opal (1987)

Semiprecious gemstone: Nevada turquoise (1987)

Grass: Indian ricegrass (1977)

Metal: Silver (1977)

Fossil: Ichthyosaur (1977)

Fish: Lahontan cutthroat trout (1981)

Reptile: Desert tortoise (1989)

State artifact: Tule duck decoy (1995)

Nicknames: Sagebrush State; Silver State; Battle Born State


Origin of name: Spanish: “snowcapped”


10 largest cities (2010 est.): Las Vegas, 583,756; Henderson , 257,729; Reno, 225,221; Paradise, 225,167; North Las Vegas, 216,961; Sunrise Manor 189,372; Spring Valley, 178,395; Enterprise 108,481; Sparks, 90,264 ; Carson City , 55,274


Land area: 109,826 sq mi. (284,449 sq km)


Geographic center: In Lander Co., 26 mi. SE of Austin


Number of counties: 16, plus 1 independent city


Largest county by population and area: Clark, 1,951,269 (2010); Nye, 18,147 sq mi.


State parks: 24


Residents: Nevadan, Nevadian


2010 /2011 resident population est.: 2,700,551


Source: infoplease.com

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