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    Nevada (NV) state of USA

    Nevada's one of the most conservative states in the Union, but you can do what you want in Vegas and nobody judges you - Drew Carey



    History & Geography:
    Nevada is a western U.S. state defined by its great expanses of desert, and by the 24-hour casinos and entertainment for which its largest city, Las Vegas, is famed. Las Vegas is home to elaborate theme hotels and luxury resorts that line its main thoroughfare, the Las Vegas Strip.
    The city also includes museums such as the Mob Museum, extravagant live shows and upscale shopping malls and restaurants.
    Most of Nevada lies within the Great Basin of the Basin and Range region of North America. The rivers in the southeast belong to the Colorado River system, while those of the extreme north drain into the Snake. Like the Humboldt, most Nevada rivers go nowhere, ending instead in desolate alkali sinks—except where they have been diverted for irrigation and reclamation, as by the Humboldt project, the Newlands project, and the Truckee River storage project

    Natural Resources:
    Natural Resources: Nevada's natural resources are its mineral deposits (copper, mercury, tungsten, gold, silver), wildlife, and beautiful scenery. Some valleys provide grazing for cattle. Population: Nevada Almanac.

    Economy:
    Nevada's economy, however, is overwhelmingly based on tourism, especially the gambling (legalized in 1931) and resort industries centered in Las Vegas and, to a lesser extent, Reno and Lake Tahoe. Gambling taxes are a primary source of state revenue. The service sector employs about half of Nevada's workers. Liberal divorce laws made Reno "the divorce capital of the world" for many years, but similar laws enacted in other states ended this distinction. Much of Nevada (almost 80% of whose land is federally owned) is given over to military and related use. Nellis Air Force Base and the Nevada Test Site have been the scene of much nuclear and aircraft testing; Yucca Mountain is slated to be the primary depository for U.S. nuclear wastes.

    Delicacies:
    Although Nevada does not have a state food, its ethnic diversity is reflected in many of its popular foods, such as southwestern dishes, Basque cuisine and Asian-inspired foods. Many dishes in Nevada come from the southwestern part of the United States, including fajitas, chili con carne, King Ranch chicken and chiles rellenos. These dishes were introduced by cowboys and settlers from Texas and Mexico.

    Climate:
    Nevada is the driest state in the United States. It is made up of mostly desert and semiarid climate regions, and, with the exception of the Las Vegas Valley, the average summer diurnal temperature range approaches 40 °F (22 °C) in much of the state.

    Counties:
    There are sixteen counties and one independent city in the U.S. state of Nevada. On November 25, 1861, the first Nevada Territorial Legislature established nine counties. Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864 with eleven counties. In 1969, Ormsby County and Carson City were consolidated into a single municipal government known as Carson City.
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    Transportation:
    The Union Pacific Railroad has some railroads in the north and south of Nevada. Greyhound Lines provide some bus service to the state. U.S. Route 50, also known as "The Loneliest Road in America" Road from Carrara, Nevada towards the marble quarry in the background. Interstate 15 passes through the southern tip of the state, serving Las Vegas and other communities.

    Hotel and Places:
    The US state of Nevada has some amazing and Breathtaking Top Tourist sites. That are a must visit include Hoover Dam, Las Vegas Strip, Bellagio, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Caesars Palace, The Mirage, Fremont Street Experience, High Roller, Fremont Street.
    To have a relaxed vacation on your trip to Nevada with the best services, serene environment and luxurious and comfortable furnishing. Here is a list of the top five star hotels in Nevada that will make your stay memorable.
    • Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
    • Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
    • Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.


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