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NEVADA
2,700,551
(POPULATION)
(9.02/km2) Density

History
The first inhabitants of what is now Nevada arrived about 12,000 years ago. They were fishermen, as well as hunters and food gatherers, for the glacial lakes of the ancient Great Basin were then only beginning to recede. Numerous sites of early human habitation have been found, the most famous being Pueblo Grande de Nevada (alsoknown as Lost City). In modern times, four principal Indian groups have inhabited Nevada: Southern Paiute, Northern Paiute, Shoshoni, and Washo.
Probably the first white explorer to enter the state was the Spanish priest Francisco Garces, who apparently penetrated extreme southern Nevada in 1776. The year 1826 saw Peter Skene Ogden of the British Hudson's Bay Company enter the northeast in aprelude to his later exploration of the Humboldt River; the rival American trapper Jedediah Smith traversed the state in 1826–27. During 1843–44, John C. Frémont led the first of his several expeditions into Nevada.
Nevada's first permanent white settlement, Mormon Station , was founded in 1850 in what is now western Nevada, a region that became part of Utah Territory the same year.
Culture
Humanshave been in this geographic region called the Great Basin for at least 10,000 years. Paleo-Indians were the first inhabitants followed by the four contemporary tribes, the Washoe, Northern Paiute, Southern Paiute and Western Shoshone. The cultures of these great Nations have no separation between the sacred and the ordinary in their lives. Life is spiritual and fluid, with a sense of balance,harmony, beauty, and completeness.

Location
Located on the western side of United States, Nevada lies between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Rocky Mountains. The Nevada Location Map provides comprehensive details about the exact geographical position of the Nevada in the context of the world. The map highlights nearby regions, countries like Mexico and Canada, and bodies of water includingthe Atlantic Ocean etc.
Because the Nevada Location Map provides a wide spectrum of information regarding the geographical location of the various cities and towns, it proves to be useful, especially for tourists. With the help of the location map of Nevada, tourists can conveniently explore diversified places of interest. Tourist attractions like Thunder Mountain Park, the Atomic Testing Museum,the Star Trek Experience, and many others can be found in the location map. Politically significant zones such as the counties and county seats are also clearly indicated in the Nevada Location Map.
Tourist destination
When vacationing in Nevada, create special memories by visiting what we call “unique Nevada” attractions and destinations. From the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip to thecrystal clear waters of blue Lake Tahoe, Nevada has many distinctive attractions – must sees to include in your trip planning.
Perhaps the best-known unique Nevada landmark is the impressive Hoover Dam in Boulder City. Completed in 1936, the dam sits in Black Canyon between the Colorado River and Lake Mead. It towers over 720 feet and weighs more than 6,600,000 tons. The dam receives millions ofvisitors from all over the world each year.
Reno and Las Vegas are both home to bright signs that welcome you to their cities. The flashing red, white and blue “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign sits at the southern-most end of the Las Vegas Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard greeting you to a sea of neon. While in northern Nevada, the glittering “Biggest Little City in the World” Reno Arch stretchesover Virginia Street in downtown Reno beckoning you into “America’s Adventure Place.”
Forget ordinary and find extraordinary. From attractions to landmarks, many “one of a kind” adventures can be experienced on a trip to incredible Nevada.

Major land forms
Nevada is the most mountainous U.S. State, with over 150 individual mountain ranges; major ones include the Battle, Monitor, Ruby, Santa...
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