Nevada became the 36th state in 1864 and is the 32nd largest state by population with about 3 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, a state map, the state song and views of the Nevada State Quarter.
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 - nv.gov
"Home Means Nevada"
By Bertha Raffetto
United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
(United States Mint Images)