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Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas Nevada
Full nameLas Vegas
Official nameCity of Las Vegas
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
CountyClark County
MayorCarolyn Goodman (N.P.)
City ManagerBetsy Fretwell
Total Area131.3 sq mi (340.1 km2)
Land Area131.2 sq mi (339.8 km2)
Water Area0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation2001 ft (609.9 m)
Total Population583756 (2010)
Density (pop.)1603.4/km2 (4154/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1314356
Metro (pop.)1951269
DemonymLas Vegan
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC−8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC−7)
Area code702
FIPS code32-40000
GNIS feature ID0847388

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Las Vegas c-enlɑːs_ˈveɪɡəs is the most populous city in Nevada, United States and the seat of Clark County. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping, and fine dining. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its casino resorts and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 28th-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population by the U.S. Census Bureau of 583,756 as of 2010. The 2010 population estimate of the Las Vegas metropolitan area was 1,951,269.

Established in 1905, Las Vegas officially became a city in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in that century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century). The city's tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. There are numerous outdoor lighting displays on Fremont Street, as well as elsewhere in the city.

The name Las Vegas is often applied to unincorporated areas that surround the city, especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip. The 4.2 mi (6.8 km) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard known as the Strip is mainly in the unincorporated communities of Paradise, Winchester, and Enterprise.

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