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Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe State Park, near Incline Village, Nevada
Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe State Park, near Incline Village, Nevada.
Image: Ken Lund

___ Reference Map of Nevada (NV)

About Nevada

Nevada Topographic Regions Map
Topographic Regions Map of Nevada.

Nevada FlagNevada is a landlocked state in the western region of the United States, it borders Oregon and Idaho on the north, Utah on the east, Arizona on southeast, and California on the west and south west.

The United States acquired the area of Nevada from Mexico in 1848. Nevada Territory was organized from the western part of Utah Territory on 2nd March 1861. The territory added area along the eastern boundary from Utah Territory in 1862. Nevada was admitted to the Union on 31st October 1864, as the 36th state.

Nevada covers an area of 286,380 km² [1], making it somewhat larger than the United Kingdom.

Nevada's landscape offers a unique basin and range topography: many parallel mountain ranges with corresponding flat, arid valleys running north-south.

Natural attractions are Lake Tahoe to the west of Carson City, North America's largest alpine lake is situated on the Nevada-California state line in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Along the lake’s northeast side is Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

Pyramid rock formation of Pyramid Lake, Nevada
The pyramid of Pyramid Lake seen from the East Shore.
Image: Luke H. Gordon

Pyramid Lake, in Washoe County east of the Virginia Mountains is a remnant of the ancient Lake Lahontan that covered much of northwestern Nevada at the end of the last ice age (Pleistocene). Lake Mead, in south east of the state is the largest reservoir in the US, the artificial lake is formed by the Hoover Dam (formerly Boulder Dam) on the Colorado River. The lake last approached full capacity in the summer of 1983 [2].

Lamoille Canyon, a valley in Elko County in the Ruby Mountains, sculpted by glaciers in the last ice age.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, a region with large red rock formations west of Las Vegas. Valley of Fire State Park offers red sandstone formations reflecting sunlight. Highest mountain in Nevada is Boundary Peak in the ‎White Mountains at 4,007 m, [3] located near the California border, more famous is snow-capped Wheeler Peak (at 3,982 m) highest summit in the Snake Mountains near the state's border with Utah.

Wheeler peak in the Snake Range of Nevada
Wheeler Peak in the Snake Range is Nevada's second highest mountain at 3,982 m (13,065 ft), and a prominence of 2,305 m (7,563 ft).
Image: DrunkDriver

Nevada has a population of 2.9 million people (est. 2018) [4]. Capital is Carson City, largest city is Las Vegas, largest metropolitan area is Las Vegas–Paradise, NV MSA. Other major cities are Reno, Henderson, North Las Vegas, and Sparks.

By far largest airport is McCarran International Airport (IATA code: LAS) in Paradise, Las Vegas, other airports are Reno/Tahoe International Airport (IATA code: RNO), and Boulder City Municipal Airport (IATA code: BLD).

Cities and Towns in Nevada

The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Nevada:

Largest cities in Nevada with a population of more than 90,000:
Las Vegas (600,000), Reno (228,000), Henderson (260,000), North Las Vegas (219,000), Sparks (91,000), Carson City (capital city; 55,000)
Population figures in 2014

Downtown Las Vegas with Las Vegas Valley in background
Downtown Las Vegas with Stratosphere Las Vegas, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, Las Vegas Valley in background, view from the Nevada Supreme Court.
Image: Rmvisuals

Other cities and towns in Nevada:
Austin, Battle Mountain, Beatty, Boulder City, Caliente, Denio, Elko, Ely, Eureka, Fallon, Gardnerville, Hawthorne, Indian Springs, Laughlin, Lovelock, McDermitt, Mesquite, Panaca, Pioche, Round Mountain, Ruth, Tonopah, Virginia City, Wells, Winnemucca, Yerington

The detailed map below is showing the US state of Nevada with boundaries, the location of the state capital Carson City, major cities and populated places, rivers, streams and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

You are free to use this map for educational purposes (fair use), please refer to the Nations Online Project.

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Reference Map of Nevada
Reference Map of Nevada

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