Nevada State Government

Nevada comes from the Spanish name for the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountain range, which essentially means snowy mountains, or snowcapped.

Capital: Carson City

Largest Cities: Elgin, Elko, ElyHenderson, Las Vegas, Reno, Sparks, Virginia City

Present Constitution Drafted: 1864

Entered Union: October 31, 1864 (36)

Motto: “All for Our Country”

State Flower: Sagebrush

State Tree: Single-leaf Pinon

State Bird: Mountain Bluebird

State Dog: Not Specified

State Insect: Not Specified

State Song: “Home Means Nevada”

Nickname: Sagebrush State, Silver State, Battle Born State