Nevada State Facts and Symbols

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 Flag

Nevada State Flag

Nevada State Facts

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

Nevada State Map:

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Nevada State Map

Nevada State Song:

"Home Means Nevada"
By Bertha Raffetto

Nevada State Quarter

Nevada State Quarter - FrontNevada State Quarter - Back

United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
(United States Mint Images)


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