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Ratification or Admission:  November 8, 1889 (41st)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1972
State Abbreviation:  NV
State Capital:  Carson City
Largest City - Population:  Las Vegas
Origin of the Name:  The name Nevada comes from the Spanish "Sierra Nevada", meaning snow-covered mountain range
State Motto:  All for our country
State Nickname:  Silver State
State Song:  “Nevada” | Lyrics: Charles C. Cohan | Music: Joseph E. Howard
State Animal:  Desert Bighorn Sheep
State Bird:  Mountain Bluebird
State Fish:  Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
State Flower:  Sagebrush
State Fruit:  None
State Gemstone:  Nevada Turquoise
State Insect:  Vivid Dancer Damselfly
State Mineral:  Silver
State Tree:  Single-Leaf Piñon
State Flag:  On a cobalt blue background in the upper left quarter is a five-pointed silver star between two sprays of sagebrush crossed to form a half wreath; across the top of the wreath is a golden scroll with the words, in black letters, “Battle Born”. The name “Nevada” is beneath the star in gold letters.


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