Nevada is a state in the western portion of the United States. It is also considered to be in the mountain west and southwest regions of the US. With a population of approximately 2,800,000, Nevada is the 9th most densely populated state and the 35th most populous state in the United States. Over two-thirds of the population live in Clark County . The capital of Nevada is Carson City.
A large portion of Nevada is desert and semiarid with 86% of its land being owned by the Federal Government. Nevada's name comes from the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains which in Spanish translates to "snow capped mountain range." When the Comstock Lode was discovered in 1859, this led to a population boom and Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864.
Nevada was transformed into a major tourist destination in the 20th century due to legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce laws. The tourism industry is still Nevada's largest employer. Mining is also a good portion of Nevada's economy as it is the 4th largest producer of gold in the world.
If you are thinking about getting married in Nevada there are many different areas and venues for your to consider. When doing your wedding planning, you can have a pop culture wedding in a Las Vegas wedding chapel or you can choose to have a very lavish affair in one of the grand casino hotels in Las Vegas. However, there are places in Nevada, other than Las Vegas, that are perfect for a wedding. Reno, for instance, has many beautiful and historic locations for a wedding. There is the The Resort At Red Hawk which offers a lakeside deck for outdoor weddings and even a wedding planner to go along with the venue. There are also many resorts, golf courses and quaint chapels throughout the state that will satisfy the needs of just about any bride and groom.
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