Flag of Nevada

Flag of Nevada

  • Capital City » Carson City
  • Largest City » Las Vegas (aka Sin City)


  • Population » 3,104,614 (Ranked 32nd in USA)


  • Bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, and Utah to the east.
  • Area » 110,577 sq mi (286,382 km2) ranking 7th largest in USA.
  • Highest elevation » (Boundary Peak) 4,007.1 metres (13,147 ft)
  • Lowest elevation » (Colorado River at California border) 147 metres (481 ft )


  • In March 2023, President Joe Biden designated  Avi Kwa Ame, or Spirit Mountain, encompassing some of the most biologically diverse and culturally significant lands in the Mojave Desert, as a protected area. (Source » NY Times)
    • The newly designated Avi Kwa Ame (Ah-VEE kwa-meh) National Monument in Southern Nevada contains some of the most visually stunning, biologically diverse, and culturally significant lands in the entire Mojave Desert.Stretching from the Newberry mountains in the east to the New York, South McCullough, Castle, and Piute mountains in the west, these lands feature dramatic peaks, scenic canyons, natural springs, sloping bajadas covered with ancient Joshua tree forests, unique grasslands, and a rich history of rock art and other cultural sites.
  • Resource » Wikivoyage


  • Many snowbirds make their way to Nevada each year.

Safety and Security

  • In 2018, Louisiana was ranked as the least healthy state in the country, with high levels of drug-related deaths. It also has had the highest homicide rate in the United States since at least the 1990s. (Wikipedia)
  • Open carry is legal in Nevada without a permit. Anyone 18 and older who can legally possess a firearm may openly carry virtually anywhere in the state. (Reference » Gilfords Law Center