Nevada is one of the states of the Rocky Mountains in the United States. It is located at the east of California and at the west of Utah. As an arid and desolated land, Nevada is a region of irregular peaks, covered by snow, dessert valleys with spots of sage-green, and few, scattered towns that still keep vestiges of the old west. But the state is also known by its brilliant cities, where fancy casinos attract visitors from all parts of the world. The City of Carson is the capital of Nevada. Las Vegas is the largest city.
The total area of Nevada is of 110,540 square miles. The population of Nevada is of approximately 2,000,000 inhabitants. The state is the third less densely populated of the nation, after Alaska and Wyoming.
The economy and the population of Nevada experienced their highest growth in the decade of the nineties. The industries of tourism and entertainment dominate the economy.
The exploitation of mineral resources was for a long time the most important industry of Nevada due to the extraction of gold and silver.