Being the seventh-largest state of the country in terms of the area, Nevada is one of the most sparsely populated zones. Carson City is the state capital. Gambling is legal in Nevada, and Las Vegas, the state’s largest city, hosts a number of opulent casinos. The luminous city has many things to offer to its tourists with a vibrant set up for entertainment destinations. Nevada is also home to the Hoover Dam that was the single largest public works project the United States has ever made, and Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country.
It is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, and Utah to the east. Nevada was awarded the statehood on October 31, 1864. The state nicknames are Battle-Born State; Sagebrush State; Silver State. All for Our Country- is the state motto.
Las Vegas has had no passenger train service since Amtrak’s Desert Wind was discontinued in 1997. Amtrak’s California Zephyr train uses the Union Pacific’s original transcontinental railroad line in daily service from Chicago to Emeryville, California, serving Elko, Winnemucca, and Reno. Amtrak Thruway Motorcoaches provide connecting service from Las Vegas to trains at Needles, California, Los Angeles, and Bakersfield, California; and from Stateline, Nevada, to Sacramento, California. The Union Pacific Railroad has some railroads in the north and south of Nevada.
With these, a 4-mile (6.4 km) monorail system provides public transportation in the Las Vegas area. The Las Vegas Monorail line services several casino properties and the Las Vegas Convention Center on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip. Several hotels also run their own monorail lines between each other.
The major Interstate roads are:
Interstate 15- passes through the southern tip of the state, serving Las Vegas and other communities.
I-215 and spur route I-515 also serve the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
Interstate 80- crosses through the northern part of Nevada, roughly following the path of the Humboldt River from Utah in the east and the Truckee River westward through Reno into California. It has a spur route, I-580.
Nevada also is connected by several U.S. highways: US 6, US 50, US 93, US 95 and US 395.
There are also 189 Nevada state routes. Many of Nevada’s counties have a system of county routes as well, though many are not signed or paved in rural areas. Nevada is one of a few states in the U.S. that does not have a continuous interstate highway linking its two major population centers—the road connection between the Las Vegas and Reno areas is a combination of several different Interstate and U.S. highways. The proposed Interstate 11 may be the remedy for this.
Nevada is a large, arid state made up of flat desert basins and high mountain ranges. The state was originally founded on a mining industry, although the tourist and ranching industries have since become the largest source of income for the state.
Freight shipping out of this area is the cheapest option for Nevada freight. Rail shipping is an affordable option in some parts of the state.
Among a number of airfields, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is the busiest and most important commercial airport serving Nevada. Some of the airlines that serve at this airport are Air Canada, Air Tran, AA, Delta Airlines, Jet Blue Airways, Miami Air, Philippine Airlines, United Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Sky Service Airlines, Omni Air International, Northwest Airlines, Allegiant Air, Air Transat, Aero Mexico, ATA, and Southwest airlines.
The other airports are Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Boulder City Municipal Airport, Henderson Executive Airport, North Las Vegas Airport, Elko Regional Airport, Gerlach, Black Rock City Airport; Carson City, Carson Airport; Tonopah, Tonopah Airport; Lovelock, Derby Field.