is centrally located in the Mountain West. Nevada covers over 110,000
square miles much of it in the Great
Basin, As of the 2010 census Nevada has a population of just
over 2.7 million people with almost two-thirds of that falling within
Clark County and the Las Vegas
metropolitan area. The name, Nevada, derives from the Spanish,
"snow capped mountains" which refers to the snow fields found
on the Sierra Nevada mountain Range and the late summer snows found on
the mountains of Nevada's Great Basin interior.
Nevada is bordered by Utah and Arizona on the east, California on the west and Oregon and Idaho to the north. Nevada's central location has the state sharing several geographic zones with surrounding states reflecting the states geological and biological diversity. In the central part of the state is the Great Basin. In the southern part of Nevada is the Mojave Desert. For a land bound state Nevada has a considerable range of elevations from 13,147 feet at Boundary Peak to 479 feet feet by the Colorado River near Laughlin.
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Nevada's economy is currently based on mining,
ranching and most importantly tourism. In the past mining was Nevada's principal economic activity
especially when the state was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864. In the
late 19th Century and early 20th Century, Nevada went through several boom and
bust cycles fueled by new mines opening and then closing when the ore
ran out. This left many Ghost Towns that were abandoned and several
that were not completely abandoned such as Virginia City and Goldfield.
This pattern, in a some ways continues today. The impact of the Great Recession on the construction industry has caused the demand for drywall to drop significantly. This caused dry wall manufacturer USG to close its plant in Empire Nevada. By June 2011 the town of Empire was completely abandoned making it the latest ghost town in Nevada.
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