Nevada State Facts and Symbols
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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, a state map, the state song and more views of the Nevada State Quarter.

Nevada State Quarter

Nevada
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 - nv.gov

 
 

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

 
 

 

 

 

Nevada State Song:

"Home Means Nevada"
By Bertha Raffetto

         
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