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State Facts

Full Name

State of Nevada

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

October 31, 1864 (36th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

1,998,257 (35th)

Land Area (Rank)

109,826 square miles; 284,448 square kilometers (7th)

Capital

Carson City

Postal Abbreviation

NV

State Nicknames

  • Sagebrush State,
  • Silver State,
  • Battle Born State

Motto

All for Our Country

Song

“Home Means Nevada” (music and words by Bertha Raffetto)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Sagebrush
  • Trees:
    • Bristlecone pine,
    • Single-leaf pinon
  • Bird: Mountain bluebird
  • Gem: Black fire opal
  • Stone: Sandstone
  • Animal: Desert bighorn sheep
  • Metal: Silver
  • Reptile: Desert tortoise

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Cattle,
    • hay,
    • dairy products,
    • potatoes
  • Industry:
    • Tourism,
    • mining,
    • machinery,
    • printing and publishing,
    • food processing,
    • electric equipment