State Abbreviation NV
Statehood October 31, 1864
State Capital Carson City
State Size Total (Land + Water): 110,561 sq miles; Land Only: 109,826 sq miles
Number of Counties 17
State Population (2010) 2700551
Electoral Votes 6
State Quarter Issue Date 38748
State Motto All For Our Country and Battle Born
State Flower Sagebrush
State Bird Mountain Bluebird
Nickname Sagebrush State, Silver State, Battle Born State
Area Codes 702, 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 Teams None
Federal Prisons None
Federal Correctional Institutions None
State Prisons Ely 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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