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Carson City, Nevada (NV)

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Where is the Capital of Nevada?
The Map of Nevada (NV) shows the location of the state capital in the "Silver State". Nevada has 16 counties, and the capital of the State is Carson City. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Carson City including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Carson City, Nevada.

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The Map of Nevada and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 110,567 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Carson City, is 168 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Carson City located?
The location of Carson City is at the Carson River in central west of the state, with Carson Range to the west and the Virginia Range to the east, near to Lake Tahoe. The city is located in Ormsby county, Nevada.

Capital of Nevada - Carson City
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Carson City is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Nevada? (NV)

The State of Nevada is located the western United States.


History & Facts on Carson City, the Capital of Nevada
The History and Fast, fun facts about Carson City, the capital city of Nevada:

History & Facts about Carson City, Nevada - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital of the State of Nevada is Carson City although the largest is Las Vegas

Fact 2: The state of Nevada covers 110,567 square miles and the size of the capital is 168 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital of Nevada is 54,838. Nickname "Down in Carson City"
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Ormsby county, Nevada

Fact 5: History - In 1844 the American explorer John C. Fremont (1813 – 1890) travels through Western Nevada, including the future site of Carson City.

Fact 6:History -  In 1851 a trading post called “Eagle Station” was opened in the area.

Fact 7: History - In 1861 Nevada Territory was created and Carson City was designated the territorial capital.

Fact 8: History - The town was named after the scout of John C. Fremont, Kit Carson (1809 – 1868).

Fact 9: History - Kit Carson was an American frontiersman, trapper, scout, Indian agent and soldier who contributed to the westward expansion of the US.

Fact 10: History - The State Capitol building was constructed in 1871 and the city was incorporated in 1875

History & Facts about Carson City, Nevada - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Carson City, Nevada
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Carson City, Nevada obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Carson was 54,838, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the town.

Carson City, Nevada - Homework Help for Kids
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Capital of Nevada - Carson City

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