Nevada is part of the USA - level 3

Nevada is part of the USA - level 3

31-10-2011 10:00

Nevada became the 36th state of the United States on October 31, 1864. It is the seventh largest US state but it has only two million people. It is located in the southwest of the US. The territory of Nevada consists mostly of desert. The US Army uses Nevada to test plane and weapon systems, including nuclear testing in the 1950s. In this state there are only a few towns as well as a lot of empty towns, which were full of people during the gold rush in the 19th century.

Still, about 20 million tourists visit Nevada every year. The main reason for tourism is gambling. The most famous city for gambling is Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is quite a young city. At the start of the 20th century it didn’t even exist. Now it is home to over one million people and in 2000 it had 14 of the world’s 15 largest hotels, not talking about many casinos. Nobody can resist trying his luck. All the gambling facilities are concentrated around the main street called “the Strip”. There are also a lot of other attractions like the one in the second part of the video.

Another reason for visiting Las Vegas is getting married. More than one hundred thousand weddings are performed there every year.

Written by Hana

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