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Nevada Facts and Symbols

Nevada became the 36th state in 1864 and is the 35th largest state by population with over 2.5 million residents. It is also the 7th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 110,561 square miles. Nevada is home to Las Vegas, which is the state's largest city with a population of approximately 550,000 people.

The name Nevada is Spanish meaning "snow-capped."

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current Nevada Governor, a state map, Nevada members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the Nevada State Quarter.

Nevada State Quarter

State Quarter

(United States Mint Image)


Nevada State Capital - Carson City

State Nickname - Nevada has three nicknames:
(The Sagebrush State, The Silver State, The Battle-Born State)

State Flower - Sagebrush

State Trees - Single-leaf Pinon and Bristlecone Pine

State Bird - Mountain Bluebird

State Fish - Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

State Animal - Desert Bighorn (or Nelson) Sheep

State Reptile - Desert Tortoise

State Fossil - Ichthyosaur

State Artifact - Tule Duck

State Rock or Stone - Sandstone

State Precious Gemstone - Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal

State Semi-precious Gemstone - Turquoise

State Metal - Silver

State Soil - Orovada Series Soil

State Grass - Indian Ricegrass

State Colors - Silver and Blue

Official State Web Site -


Nevada State Governor:

Brian Sandoval

Offices of the Governor
  State Capitol
101 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 684-5670
Fax: (775) 684-5683
Grant Sawyer State Office Building
555 East Washington, Suite 5100
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 486-2500
Fax: (702) 486-2505

Nevada State Map:
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Nevada State Map - Click for Larger View


Nevada State Congressional District Map:

Nevada State Congressional District Map


Nevadas Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)


United States Senate (Nevada Members):

  John Ensign - (R-NV) Harry Reid - (D-NV)  

United States House of Representatives (Nevada Members by District):


Shelley Berkley - 1st

Dean Heller - 2nd

Joe Heck - 3rd


Nevada State Song:

"Home Means Nevada"
By Bertha Raffetto

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