Before the Europeans colonized present-day Nevada, it was populated by Native American tribes. After the war of 1848, Mexico had to cede the territory to the United States. Utah Territory was created in 1850. Gold and silver were discovered in 1859, which drove many to this region. On March 2, 1861, Nevada seceded from Utah Territory and took its current name. Nevada became the 36th state of the United States on October 31, 1864. The Spanish word Nevada means “snow covered” or snowy (from the root (s)nev).
According to EJIAXING, the most famous city is of course Las Vegas. The gambling Valhalla which is located in the middle of the desert. Detailed information about Las Vegas can be found in our cities section.
- Las Vegas
- Hoover Dam
- Lake Mead
- Lake Tahoe
Great Basin National Park
This park received its status in 1986 and is located in the northeastern part of Nevada with an area of 311 square kilometers. The park is a large nature reserve with a number of mountain ranges as its main feature, separated from each other by elongated, parallel valleys from north to south. Numerous stalactite caves, formerly known as Lehman Caves National Monument, and ancient pine forests are among the attractions of this park. The park is named after a large area that stretches from the Wasatch Mountains in Utah to the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in California.
Rainwater from the more than 200 small mountain ranges in the Great Basin is not drained into the ocean but collects in groundwater basins or evaporates into the atmosphere. The height of the South Snake Mountain Range suggests that this is a mountain range in the Great Basin that must have been covered with glaciers. Today, an ice field can still be admired at Whealer Peak, which must have been one of the largest glaciers in the area.
- State flower Sagebrush
- State tree Single leaf Pinon and Bristlecone Pine
- State bird Mountain bluebird
- State bug none
- Nevada state slogan: The Silver State
- Member of the union since: October 31, 1864