Last Updated: April 17, 2021


Nevada state attained statehood during the civil war on October 31, 1864, becoming the 36th state. That’s why the state is nicknamed “Battle born state”. The state is located in the Western region of the United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, and Utah to the east. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 19th least populous and the 9th densely populated of the 50 U.S. states.

Carson city in an independent city and the capital of the U.S. state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. Some of the largest cities in the states include Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, North Las Vegas. Las Vegas is the 28th most populous in the United States. 

The name ‘Nevada’ comes from Spanish Nevada meaning snow-covered. The state ranks second in the United States by the number of mountains, behind Alaska. Nevada has 172 mountain summits. The driest state in the United States is Nevada. The average temperature in much of the states approaches 40°F. Meanwhile, northern Nevada is fairly cold. 

The state is economically well established.  The tourism industry remains Nevada’s largest employer: Nevada is the fourth-largest producer of gold in the world. Nevada’s industrial outputs are tourism, entertainment, mining, machinery, printing and publishing, food processing and electric equipment. The tourism industry of the state’s most popular city Las Vegas is famous for gambling and entertainment. Outside Las Vegas and Reno Metropolitan mining plays a major economic role. Gold is for the most significant mineral mined.

If you want to visit Nevada, ten best places to visit in the state are Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Lake Tahoe, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of fire state Park, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Reno, Great Basin National Park, Lamoille Canyon and Caesars Palace.

Key Facts:

  • In may 2020, the value of Nevada’s imports amounted to about one billion U.S. dollars. Its exports valued about 800 million U.S. dollars. 
  • In 2019, the real GDP of Nevada was 154.14 billion U.S dollars. 
  • In 2020, the unemployment rate in Nevada was at 12.8 percent. 
  • In 2019, the Per Capita real Gross Domestic Product of Nevada was 50,043.