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Federated state of the Western USA, 286,352 km², 2,495,529 residents (2006
estimate), 9 residents / km², capital: Carson
City. Borders: Idaho (NE), Utah (E), Arizona (SE), California (S,
W), Oregon (NW).
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The Nevada extends almost completely in the Great Basin (Great Basin),
one of the broad plateaus that are opened between the Rocky Mountains and the
mountains Wasatch E, the Cascade chain and the Sierra Nevada to the W, dominated
by numerous ridges oriented in the NS direction, with numerous peaks exceeding
3000 m (Duckwater Peak, 3410 m; Mount Jefferson, 3642 m; Wheeler Peak, 3982
m); however, the highest peak in the state is Boundary Peak (4005 m), on the
border with California. The climate is sub-desert type, with very low rainfall
(from 80 to 300 mm per year): the territory is in fact almost entirely areic or
endorheic, with the exception of the northern sector, crossed by some
tributaries of the Snake river, and of the south-eastern sector, crossed by some
tributaries of the Colorado River, which forms the southeastern border of the
state. On the plateau rivers are few and poor in water: the most important is
the Humboldt River, which flows into the lake of the same name. The other lake
basins are the Pyramid, the Walker and the Mead. The main economic resources are
tourism, the exploitation of the subsoil (gold, copper, iron, antimony, silver,
mercury, manganese, tungsten) and industry (chemical, wood, metallurgical,
food), while a secondary role has the agriculture (cereals, potatoes, sugar
beets, vegetables, fruit) and breeding (cattle, sheep). Important cities, in
addition to the capital, are Las Vegas, Reno, North Las Vegas and Sparks.
Transferred to the USA from Mexico in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe
Hidalgo, it was part of California (until 1850) and then of the territory of
Utah (one of the first settlements was founded by the Mormons). In 1861 it was
organized in the Territory and in 1864 admitted to the Union. Rich in mineral
resources, including silver very important, it became very prosperous in the
last thirty years of the nineteenth century. The Silver Association was founded
in Nevada (1885), which gave rise to the movement of WJ Bryan.
Below you will see top cities in Nevada.
City (155,499 residents in 1996) of the State of Nevada (USA), 300 km NE
of San Francisco, 1370 m asl in the valley of the Truckee river, near the border
with California, on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada. Important
agricultural market (cereals, vegetables, fruit, fodder), livestock and
forestry, is home to extractive industries (gold, silver, copper), food,
mechanical and wood. The city is a popular tourist resort, also famous for the
ease with which divorce is granted. Airport. University of Nevada (1874).
City (404,288 residents in 1998) of the State of Nevada (USA), 360 km NE
of Los Angeles. Located in an intensely cultivated agricultural area, it has
recently become an active commercial and mining hub, thanks also to the richness
of the subsoil of the surrounding area (silver, iron, copper and zinc). Its fame
is however linked to the presence of numerous and frequented gambling houses,
which attract many tourists and enliven the nightlife of the city, and to the
ease with which the various city courts grant a divorce.
City (49,301 residents in 1998), and capital of the State of Nevada (USA),
40 km SSE of Reno, E of Lake Tahoe, 1420 m on the eastern slopes of the Sierra
Nevada, in a fertile irrigated region to the left of the river Carson. Silver
mines. Its name derives from that of the explorer and pioneer Kit Carson
(Kentucky 1809-Fort Lyon, Colorado, 1868) who arrived there during his