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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Carson City // state code ISO: NV ; FIPS: US32
    surface: 284397 = 109809 sq.mi // rank in USA: 7 // location: Southwestern Mountain State
    climate: semi-arid and arid
    entered USA as 36th state on: 1864-10-31
    administrative division: 16 counties+ 1 independent city
    total population according to the census of 2000: 1,998,257
    population density 2000: 7 per = 18 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 66,3%
    main ethnic groups: white 75,2%; black 6,8%; Asian 4,5%; Native American/Nat. AK 1,3%; other 12%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: hay, alfalfa seed, potatoes, onions, garlic, barley, wheat
    livestock (million): cattle: 0,52 / pigs: 0,0075 / sheep: 0,095
    timber/lumber: piñon, juniper, other pines
    chief industries: gaming, tourism, mining, manufacturing, government, retailing, warehousing, trucking
    chief industrial products: food products, plastics, chemicals, aerospace products
    chief mining products: gold, lime, silver, sand & gravel, diatomite
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Boundary Pk 4006 m = 13140 ft
    other mountains: Wheeler Pk 3982, Charleston Pk 3633, Arc Dome 3589, Timber Mt. 3133
    lowest point in the state: 146 m at southern tip
    lakes: Pyramid Lake, Walker Lake, Lake Tahoe, Carson Sink, Snow Water Lake, Franklin Lake
    artificial lakes: Lake Maed, Lake Mohave, Rye Patch res., Lahontan Res., Wild Horse Res.
    rivers: Colorado, Humboldt, Carson, Truckee, Walker, Quinn, Meadow, Virgin, Reese, White
    others: islands: none // deserts: Black Rock Desert, Smoke Creek Desert
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Sagebrush State, Battle Born State, Silver State
    motto: All for our country
    song: Home Means Nevada
    flower: // bird: // tree: Single-leaf piñon and bristlecone pine
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.03 by Jan Lahmeyer
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