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Many symbols of Nevada can be found in our Nevada coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Nevada Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Nevada OutlineState Name: Nevada
State Nickname: The Silver State
also known as:
  • The Sagebrush State
  • The Battle Born State
State Capital: Carson City
State Governor: Brian Sandoval
State Abbreviation: Nev.
2 letter Postal Code: NV
Area: 110,540 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Oct. 31, 1864
State #: 36
Borders: Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, California, Lake Tahoe, Hoover Dam
Nevada flagFlag Meaning: Green sagebrush branches encircle a silver star in the upper left hand corner of a dark blue rectangle. The silver star represents the state's riches in mineral wealth. The word "Nevada" surrounds the star. A yellow banner with the words "Battle Born" appears above the star, commemorating Nevada's entry to the Union during the Civil War. The flag was adopted in 1929 and revised in 1991 when the name of the state was added.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 3
State Motto: All for Our Country
State Flower: sagebrush
State Bird: Mountain Bluebird
State Song: "Home Means Nevada"
State Tree: single-leaf pinon; bristlecone pine
State Mammal: desert bighorn sheep
State Reptile: desert tortoise
State Fish: lahontan cutthroat trout
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, North Las Vegas, Sparks, Carson City, Elko, Boulder City, Mesquite, Fernley
Famous Residents:
- Andre Agassi, tennis player
- Thelma “Pat” Nixon, first lady
- Lute Pease, cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner
Attractions: Death Valley, Comstock Lode, Walker River Reservation, Lehman Caves, Atomic Energy Commission Test Site, Bowers Mansion, Copper Mine, Geyser Basin, Ghost Towns, St. Mary's in the Mountains, Steamboat
Agriculture: cattle, hay, hogs, oats, potatoes, sheep, wheat
Industries: Tourism, manufacturing and processing
Natural Resources: lumber, building stone, copper, gold, gypsum, mercury, sand and gravel

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