Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States.
Nearly three-quarters of Nevada`s people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area, where 3 of the state`s 4 largest incorporated cities are located.
Nevada`s capital is Carson City.
Nevada is officially known as the `Silver State` because of the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the `Battle Born State`, because it achieved statehood during the Civil War: as the `Sagebrush State`, for the native plant of the same name: and as the `Sage-hen State`.
Nevada has a reputation for its libertarian laws.
Legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce laws transformed Nevada into a major tourist destination in the 20th century.