Nevada, is a member state of the United States of America. Located in the arid
region of the mountainous area of the west of the country, it covers an area
of 286 298 km2 and has a population of 2 325 900 residents
The essential Nevada part extends to the Great Basin, a vast desert
plateau that separates the western and eastern ranges from the Rocky
Mountains. This tray is fragmented by numerous reliefs (mountainous links and
tables in particular), and culminated at 4,005 m of altitude at the summit of
PIC Boundary. The northeast of the state occupies a small portion of the
The state's main rivers are Humboldt to the north and Colorado to the
southeast. Lake Mead, located on the latter, upstream of the Hoover Dam, is one
of the most important artificial water sources in the world. Despite this
hydrographic network, Nevada is the most arid state in the United States. The
main species are xerophiles (cactus, yucca) and conifers on mountainous slopes.
Get a list of Nevada cities and towns by population based on latest data
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Nevada featuring the oldest, newest, largest and smallest counties by
population and area, as well as county seals and political map of Nevada.
the abbreviations and acronyms that stand for Nevada. Also includes other
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Reno in Nevada - The largest small town in the world
Reno - The largest small town in the world
Reno itself has around 225,000 residents, which add up to around 420,000
residents with the surrounding area (Washoe County). Reno is located near the
California border, on the western edge of the great basin in the Truckee River
valley at an altitude of 1,371 m. The city was founded by settlers in the
mid-19th century. At first the city lived from agriculture and from migrating
settlers on the way to California.
The era of the railway construction was the actual foundation time of Reno
The first railway line was built by the Central Pacific in 1869. The time of
the railway construction was the actual foundation time of Reno. The connection
of the city to the railway network gave the city an initial boost. But it was
only with the legalization of gambling in Nevada in 1931 that the city
experienced its real economic rise.
Reno is made up of 8 boroughs: Northvalley, Northeast, Northwest, Old
Northwest, Ward 1, Ward 2 South, Ward 2 Central and Ward 3. Reno is home to the
oldest university in Nevada. It is home to over 9,000 students and was founded
as the University of Nevada in 1864. The tallest building is the Silver
Legacy Hotel and Casino. The 125 meter high building has 38 floors and was
erected in 1995. Gambling remains the city's main source of income. With the
Airport Reno-Tahoe, the city also has an international airport.
Next to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Reno is the most important gambling
city. Reno is not as glamorous as Las Vegas, but the city has been redeveloped
in the past few years, especially in the city center, and the traffic routes
have been modernized, so that even Reno has received an inviting sight without
large neon signs. The tallest structure in Renos is the Hotel and Casino Silver
Legacy with a height of 125 m. Some well-known companies have also settled here,
such as Skagen Designs, a Danish watch brand, Sierra Pacific
Resources, an energy provider or International Game Technology.
Reno is worth the trip
Besides gambling, Reno also has other attractions to offer tourists. For
aviation enthusiasts, the annual Air Race in September is definitely a
highlight. The Air Race is a five-day event in which flight races are held. The
nearby Sierra Nevada is a popular travel destination for winter sports fans. For
nature lovers, there is a lot to discover in the outskirts of Reno, the desert
landscape of Nevada. The lakes a little further away like Lake Tahoe or Pyramid
Lake are also worth a trip.
Sights and attractions in Reno
- The National Automobile Museum. An exhibition of nostalgic cars.
- The Reno Aces Ballpark. A must for baseball fans.
- The Hotel and Casino Silver Legacy
- The Reno Air Racing Association (see text)
- The Atlantis Casino, the most beautiful casino in Reno
- The Truckee River Walk, a scenic park
- The Animal Ark zoo with bear feeding
- The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center with exhibition and events
- The LakeRidge Golf Course for discerning golfers
and much more.
Carson City - the capital of Nevada
Carson City is near the California border
about 50 km from Reno and has about 55,000 residents. Since Nevada was named
a state in 1864, Carson City, then with a population of 3,000, has been the
capital. The settlement near the Carson River, baptized in Carson City in 1858,
had to prevail against its competitors Virginia City and American Flat as
competitors. It thus became the smallest capital of a US state.
The first Europeans settled here in 1843.
Carson City was originally a trading post called Eagle Station. Due to the
gold and silver deposits in the area, the settlement quickly grew into an
important place in the region. Soon after, the connection to the railway network
followed. But the mines were soon exhausted and the railroad built a new route
further away from Carson City, which had an additional negative effect on the
further development of the place.
The population stagnated or grew only slightly in the 20th century and until
1960 had just 5,000 residents. After that, the number of residents was
increased significantly to currently over 55,000 residents through the
incorporation of the surrounding towns and lands.
The area around Carson City and the city itself has a lot to offer in terms
of leisure and sports facilities. Carson City has around 7 casinos and the
Capitol, built in 1870/71, which was the tallest building in the city until
1972. It is open to visitors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is no longer used by the
legislature and the judiciary, they are located in different buildings. Only the
executive branch still has its seat here.
The nearby Lake Tahoe is a popular destination, here the Tahoe Rim Trail, a
266 km hiking trail, also suitable for cycling, leads around the lake. In
winter, the area is transformed into an ideal ski area that attracts many winter
sports enthusiasts. Lake Washoe, located near Carson City, is a popular
destination for surfers and anglers can also be found here. The surrounding
state park is a hiking area with campsites.