9 Facts About Las Vegas

1. Las Vegas had earned the moniker Gambling Capital of the World, as the city currently has the largest strip of land-based casinos in the world.

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2. Las Vegas has one of the highest marriage rates of US cities, with many licenses issued to people from outside the area.

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3. Las Vegas has a subtropical hot desert climate, typical of the Mojave Desert in which it lies.

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4. Las Vegas is situated within Clark County in a basin on the floor of the Mojave Desert and is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides.

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5. Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 110 acres of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would become the downtown area.

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6. Las Vegas asks city's residents to 'open up the dream box' on parks downtown.

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7. Las Vegas might be a bucket list trip, but the City of Lights is a popular place to settle for many Americans.

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8. Las Vegas is served by 22 television and 46 radio stations.

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9. Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and officially incorporated in 1911.

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