Nevada is a state located
in the western region of the United States.
The capital is Carson City and the largest city is
Las Vegas. The state's nickname is Silver
State, due to the large number of silver deposits that were discovered and mined there. In 1864, Nevada became the 36th state to enter the union, and the phrase "Battle Born" on the state
flag reflects the state's entry on the Union
side during the American Civil War. Its first nonnative settlement was
called Mormon Station.