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The origin of the state’s name is Spanish, meaning “snow-capped.”
Nevada is 110,540 square miles: 485 miles long, 315 miles wide, and ranks as the seventh largest state in the United States. It became a U.S. territory on March 2nd, 1861 and became the 36th state on October 31st, 1864. Nevada consists of 16 counties.
State Slogan – Battle-Born State
State Motto – All for Our Country
State Seal – Adopted February 24, 1866. A golden seal, embossed with the words “The Great Seal of the State of Nevada” around the edge. The interior design shows a picture of mining, agriculture, industry and Nevada scenery. Under the scroll appears the State motto “All for Our Country.”
State Flag – Adopted March 26, 1929. The state ﬂag has a cobalt blue background with a 5-pointed star, with the word “Nevada” in gold letters under the star and in the upper left quadrant between two sprays of crossed sagebrush, forming a half wreath. A golden scroll on top of the wreath depicts the words “Battle Born” in black letters
State Colors – Silver and Blue
State Song – “Home Means Nevada” - By Bertha Raffetto
State Flower – Sage Brush
State Reptile – Desert Tortoise
State Bird – Mountain Bluebird
State Animal – Desert Bighorn Sheep
State Fish – Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
State Metal – Silver
State Gemstone – Black Fire Opal can be found in only one place on the North American continent, Virgin Valley, Nevada.
State Rock – Sandstone is found throughout the state. This rock is famous for the natural scenery it
provides throughout Nevada. It’s most famous locations in the state are in Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire.
State Tree – Single-Leaf Piñon
State Grass – Indian Rye Grass (Orzopsis hymenoides), once a staple food source for Nevada’s Native Americans. This grass has the ability to re-seed itself and is ideal for planting in areas damaged by fire or overgrazing.
State Fossil - The Ichthyosaur (Shonisaurus) was designated in 1977 as the state fossil. Nevada has the only complete skeleton. This extinct marine reptile measures 55 feet.
Nevada Nicknames – Battle-Born State, Sagebrush State, Silver State
Nevada Government: www.leg.state.nv.us
Las Vegas climate is classified as arid (dry). It averages 294 days of Sunshine per year (211 clear days, 83 partly cloudy). Highs of 105° are common from May to September, with several days exceeding 115°. The average annual rainfall is 4.13 inches. Humidity stays around 29%.
Las Vegas Sun, 702.385.3111, www.lasvegassun.com, Las Vegas Review Journal, 702.383.0211, www.lvrj.com
Registering your vehicle:
Students and active duty personnel (including dependents) do not need to register their vehicles or acquire a new license in Nevada as long as the individual is not employed in the State of Nevada. Vehicles must be currently registered with the home state of valid insurance and driver’s license.
Out-of-state drivers and vehicle registrations can be used by new residences for up to 30 days or before the prior items expire, whichever comes first. At any time during that 30 days, they may be turned in to the DMV for Nevada documents.
Nevada law requires motorists to notify DMV of a change of address within 30 days of the move. Keeping your address current is important so they can send renewal notices in the mail.
New Nevada Vehicle Registration: Documents needed to register are the ORIGINALS of:
Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles – for more information www.dmvnv.com