Known chiefly for its gambling casinos and breathtaking scenery, Nevada is the seventh-largest state in the United States, covering 110,567 square miles. According to the 2010 census, the population of Nevada is 2,700,551. Nevada became a state in 1864 during the Civil War and is officially nicknamed the Battle Born State. It is also frequently referred to as the Silver State because of its large resources of silver and other metals. The landscape of Nevada varies from plains to deserts and mountains. Nevada shares both a southern and western border with California and an eastern border with Utah and Arizona. Oregon and Idaho lie to the north. Carson City, the state capital, is the sixth-largest city in the state. The three largest cities are Las ...

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