Nevada is a state in the Mountain West region of the United States. The capital is Carson City. It is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho in the northeast, California in the west, Arizona in the southeast, and Utah in the east.
For fun facts, Nevada is the driest state, the seventh largest and the ninth least densely populated state. The reason is probably that it is mostly desert, along with some semiarid areas. However, the climate conditions differ from the north to the south. While in the north, Nevada winters are long and cold, in the south they are mild and short.
Much of the state is also situated in the Great Basin. To the south from the Great Basin, there is the Mojave Desert. Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada region are situated on the western side of the state.
Things To Do In Nevada
Nevada is a major tourist destination in the USA, mainly due to its many relaxed laws. Legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce laws attract visitors not only from the United States but from all over the world. It is the only state with legalized prostitution, excluding for Las Vegas, Carson City, and Reno. Although Nevada is the fourth largest gold producer in the world, the tourism industry remains the largest employer in the state.
However, Nevada is not only about casinos and legalized prostitution. It has a variety of places to offer to nature lovers as well. There are 24 state parks, 68 designated wilderness areas, and 13 recreational areas operated by the federal government, and a number of state recreation areas.
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