Las Vegas often known simply as Vegas is in what US
It’s the 25th-most populous city where?
A: In the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada.
It’s the seat of what county?
A: Clark County.
The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area
and is the largest city within what?
A: The greater Mojave Desert.
Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort
city, known primarily for its what?
A: Gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife.
The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading
financial, commercial, and cultural center for what?
The city bills itself as what?
A: The Entertainment Capital of the World.
It is famous for its luxurious and extremely large
A: Casino-hotels together with their associated activities.
It is a top three destination in the United States for
A: Business conventions.
It’s a global leader in what industry?
A: The hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world.
The city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult
entertainment earned it the title of what?
A: "Sin City".
This has made Las Vegas a popular setting for what?
A: Literature, films, television programs, and music videos.
When was Las Vegas settled?
A: In 1905 and officially incorporated in 1911.
Population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, and
between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly what?
A: Doubled, increasing by 85.2%.
Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, and
according to the United States Census Bureau, the city had how many
residents in 2020?
What was the metropolitan population?
As with most major metropolitan areas, the name of the
primary city is often used to describe what?
A: Areas beyond official city limits.
In the case of Las Vegas, this especially applies to
the areas on and near what?
A: The Las Vegas Strip, which are actually located within the unincorporated communities of Paradise and Winchester.
Nevada is the driest state, and Las Vegas is what?
A: The driest major U.S. city.
Over time and influenced by climate change, droughts in
Southern Nevada have been what?
A: Increasing in frequency and severity.
A young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited
A: The first non-Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829.
Downtown Las Vegas's Fremont Street is named after who?
A: John C. Frémont, and his writings helped lure pioneers to the area.
Eleven years later, members of The Church of
Christ of Latter-day Saints chose Las Vegas as the site to build what?
A: A fort halfway between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, where they would travel to gather supplies.
The fort was abandoned how long afterward?
A: Several years.
Where can the remainder of this Old Mormon Fort still
A: At the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue.
Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 110 acres
(45 ha) of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were what?
A: Auctioned in what would become the downtown area.
When was Las Vegas incorporated as a city?
A: In 1911.
When did Nevada legalize casino gambling and reduced
residency requirements for divorce to six weeks?
This year also witnessed the beginning of construction
A: Nearby Hoover Dam.
The influx of construction workers and their families
helped Las Vegas avoid what?
A: Economic calamity during the Great Depression.