Nevada became the 36th state on Oct 31st 1864. Nevada is also known as the "Silver State" due to the history of silver mines in the state. Nevada is also known as the "Sage State" due to the prolific growth of the wild Sage Brush throughout the state.
Origin of state's name: The name Nevada comes from the Spanish word meaning "clad in snow".
Capital City: The capital city of Nevada is Carson City which is renowned for its choice setting. Carson City is a relatively small state capital compared to other states. The state is surrounded by the following states, Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon and Utah.
Population: The population of Nevada is in excess of 1.9 million people based on the census of 2000.
Driver's license information, applications, testing requirements, Driver's manuals and testing locations can all be found on the State of Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles website.
Economy: Nevada is famous for many things especially gambling and mining. It's no surprise then that much of the economy is driven by both gambling and mining. Silver and gold are mined in the state and the state has substantial gold mines which are recognized throughout the world. Tourism is also a key economic driver in this beautiful state.
State Bird: Nevada's state bird is the Mountain Bluebird. The Mountain Bluebird has characteristic blue plumage on its back.
State Flower: The state flower is the Sage Brush of Artemisia tridentate which grows prolifically throughout the state. The Sage Brush is looks more like a bush or shrub and in spring and summer it flowers with beautiful small flowers which grow in clusters and have a wonderful fragrant aroma.
State Song: The state song is "Home Means Nevada" by B. Raffetto which sings the praises of this home state.
State Motto: The state motto is "All for our Country"