Nevada is a western U.S. state defined by its great expanses of desert, and by the 24-hour casinos and entertainment for which its largest city, Las Vegas, is famed. Las Vegas is home to elaborate theme hotels and luxury resorts that line its main thoroughfare, the Las Vegas Strip. The city’s also home to museums such as the Mob Museum, extravagant live shows and upscale shopping malls and restaurants.
Capital: Carson City
Elevation: 5,500 ft (1,680 m)
Population: 3.034 million (2018)
Minimum wage: 8.25 USD per hour (Jan 1, 2014)