State AbbreviationNV
StatehoodOctober 31, 1864
State CapitalCarson City
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 110,561 sq miles; Land Only: 109,826 sq miles
Number of Counties17
State Population (2010)2700551
Electoral Votes6
State Quarter Issue Date38748
State MottoAll For Our Country and Battle Born
State FlowerSagebrush
State BirdMountain Bluebird
NicknameSagebrush State, Silver State, Battle Born State
Area Codes702, 775
Top 5 Cities (2010 population)Las Vegas (588,274)
Henderson (264,839)
North Las Vegas (223,873)
Reno (222,801)
Sunrise Manor (191,007)
Major Sports TeamsNone
Federal PrisonsNone
Federal Correctional InstitutionsNone
State PrisonsEly State Prison – Nevada’s death row
High Desert State Prison
Lovelock Correctional Center
Nevada State Prison (closed)
Northern Nevada Correctional Center and Stewart Conservation Camp
Northern Nevada Restitution Center
Southern Desert Correctional Center
Southern Nevada Correctional Center
Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center (previously Southern Nevada Women’s Correctional Facility)
Warm Springs Correctional Center

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