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___ Reference Map of Nevada (NV)
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 , 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 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 .
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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,  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.
Nevada has a population of 2.9 million people (est. 2018) . 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
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.
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Reference Map of Nevada
Map is based on a state map of The National Atlas of the USA.
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