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Science In Your Backyard: Nevada


  • Nevada Water Science Center
    2730 N. Deer Run Road
    Carson City, NV 89701
    Phone: (775) 887-7600
    Fax: (775) 887-7621
    Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time

  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure Partnership Office (Liason for: AZ, NV)

    U.S. Geological Survey
    Western Region Geography
    345 Middlefield Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 329-4326

  • Western Mineral Resources Science Center, Reno Office

    USGS, C/O Mackay School of Earth Science and Engineering
    MS - 176 University of Nevada, Reno
    Reno, NV 89557
    Main Office 775-784-5366 Fax 775-784-5079

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Nevada State Facts

Image of Nevada with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Carson City(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 109,826 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 2,700,551
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Boundary Peak at 13,140 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Esmeralda
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Colorado River at 479 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Clark
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Lander County approx. 26 miles southeast of Austin
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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