Nevada, Silver State, Battle Born State, Sagebrush State, NV(noun)
a state in the southwestern United States
A Capital: Carson City.
Origin: * From nevada, "snow-covered."
Nevada is a state in the western, mountain west, and southwestern regions of the United States. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 35th most populous, and the 9th least densely populated of the 50 United States. Over two-thirds of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area where the state's three largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada's capital is Carson City. Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" due to 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; "Sagebrush State", for the native eponymous plant; and "Sage hen State." Nevada is largely desert and semiarid, with much of it located within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are located within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge. Approximately 86% of the state's land is owned by various jurisdictions of the U.S. federal government, both civilian and military. The name Nevada is derived from the nearby Sierra Nevada, which means "snow-capped range" in Spanish. The land comprising the modern state was inhabited by Native Americans of the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe tribes prior to European contact. It was subsequently claimed by Spain as a part of Alta California until the Mexican War of Independence brought it under Mexican control. The United States gained the territory in 1848 following its victory in the Mexican-American War and the area was eventually incorporated as part of Utah Territory in 1850. The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that was an impetus to the creation of Nevada Territory out of western Utah Territory in 1861. Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864, as the second of two states added to the Union during the Civil War.
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one of the western States of the American Union, occupying a wide stretch of territory on the Great Plateau or Basin, between the Rocky Mountains on the E. and the Cascades and the Sierra Nevada on the W., has Oregon and Idaho on the N., and California on the S. and W.; elevated, cold, dry, and barren, it offers little inducement to settlers, and is in consequence the least in population of the American States; the great silver discoveries of 1859 brought it first into notice, and mining still remains the chief industry; Virginia City and Carson (capital) are the chief towns; was admitted to the Union in 1864.
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The numerical value of nevada in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of nevada in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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That's not me, i have a great campaign, they work hard, but I love Nevada. Nevada was put into this early process because of diversity.
If you can get the Latino vote here in Nevada, you can get the Latino vote in the whole United States, nevada is a key state here in the U.S. because it's a swing state.
As already confirmed by the USADA statement, I did not commit any violations of the Nevada or USADA drug testing guidelines, i follow and have always followed the rules of Nevada and USADA, the gold standard of drug testing.
I've said publicly in Nevada on more than one occasion -- we have, one of our statues, is Pat McCarran, i think he should be put out to pasture some place. I think he doesn't represent the things I think our country stands for certainly what Nevada doesn't stand for. So the statues are important. They really send a message.
Donald Trump has explicitly come out against transferring the land from the federal government back to the state of Nevada or the people of Nevada, so yesterday, Mr. Trump told people in Vegas that Ted is -- quote -- 'sick' because he keeps lying. Well, I'll tell you, it's very interesting. You can go and watch the video of Donald being asked about what do you think about transferring the land in Nevada, back to the people of Nevada. Donald, well, I don't support that.
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