Nevada is a state in the Western region of the United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, and Utah to the east. Nevada is the 7th-most extensive, the 32nd-most populous, and the 9th-least densely populated of the U.S. states. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas-Paradise metropolitan area, including three of the state's four largest incorporated cities.
Nevada is the driest state in the United States. It is made up of mostly desert and semi-arid climate regions, and, with the exception of the Las Vegas Valley, the average summer diurnal temperature range approaches 40 °F (22 °C) in much of the state. While winters in northern Nevada are long and fairly cold, the winter season in the southern part of the state tends to be of short duration and mild. Most parts of Nevada receive scarce precipitation during the year. The most rain that falls in the state falls on the east and northeast slopes of the Sierra Nevada.
Nevada is a popular tourist destination, known for its casinos, nightlife, and natural beauty. The state is home to several national parks, including Death Valley National Park, Great Basin National Park, and Lake Tahoe National Forest. Nevada is also a major center for the mining industry, and is home to several large gold and silver mines.
The state's economy is based on tourism, mining, and agriculture. The state's unemployment rate is relatively low, and its per capita income is high. Nevada is a popular destination for businesses and entrepreneurs, due to its low taxes and business-friendly regulations.
The state's population is diverse, with a large Hispanic population and a growing Asian population. Nevada is a multicultural state with a rich history and culture.