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Nevada has the highest rates of population growth throughout the U.S., largely due to the large immigration of Mexicans. The state's population growth between 1990 and 2000 was enormous, of 66.3%. However, most of Nevada is almost deserted. Most of the state's population is concentrated in the urban centers of Las Vegas and Carson City-Reno .

Nevada History

The first European explorers to explore the Nevada area were the Spanish. These were what gave the name of Nevada, because of the snow covering the mountains in winter. Nevada was part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain until 1821, when Mexico's independence, becoming part of Mexico. In 1848, with the end of the Mexico-American War, Nevada became part of the United States. On 31 October 1864, was elevated to a U.S. state in full Civil War. This has earned him the nickname "The Battle-Born State (the state born in the battle).

During the 1870s, Nevada was found in large deposits of silver, which earned him the nickname "The Silver State". Today, mining still has some importance to Nevada's economy, although much less than before. Besides money, is a major producer of gold, oil and sand. However, currently the largest source of income is tourism. Nevada is famous for its casinos, which are concentrated in Las Vegas and Reno.

Derived from the expeditions of Father Kino in the late seventeenth century by the current northern Mexico and southern United States, Nevada was explored and conquered by the Spanish Crown in the first two decades of the eighteenth century but not quite settled . He was part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain until 1821, which is also part of the Mexican Empire of Agustin de Iturbide and Mexico in 1823.

Following the Mexico-American war of 1847-48, and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1848, Nevada became part of the United States of America. In 1850 the United States Congress established the Utah Territory, which included the present states of Utah, Idaho and Nevada. In 1859 the area was discovered significant deposits of gold and silver which brought the region to many miners, merchants and other people seeking to get rich.

On 2 March 1861, Nevada separated from Utah Territory and adopted its current name, Spanish abbreviation of the name of Sierra Nevada. On 31 October 1864, Nevada became the 36th state of the union.

The game was common in the early mining towns of Nevada but was outlawed in 1909 when initiating a crusade against gambling nationwide. The state legalized the game again in 1931 due to mining and agricultural crisis faced by the region. At that time it was believed that legalization would last a few years, just to overcome the crisis. However, it has never reconsidered again turn in illegal gambling.

Also noteworthy that Nevada has been an important area of nuclear testing throughout the last century, so there restricted military areas for experimentation and the known military air base called "Area 51".

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