|FactSnippet No. 547,519|
20 Facts About Las Vegas
Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife.
|FactSnippet No. 547,520|
Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and officially incorporated in 1911.
|FactSnippet No. 547,521|
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.
|FactSnippet No. 547,522|
The influx of construction workers and their families helped Las Vegas avoid economic calamity during the Great Depression.
|FactSnippet No. 547,523|
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.
|FactSnippet No. 547,524|
Peaks surrounding Las Vegas reach elevations of over 10, 000 feet, and act as barriers to the strong flow of moisture from the surrounding area.
|FactSnippet No. 547,525|
Las Vegas has a subtropical hot desert climate, typical of the Mojave Desert in which it lies.
|FactSnippet No. 547,526|
Summer in Las Vegas is marked by a significant diurnal temperature variation.
|FactSnippet No. 547,527|
Las Vegas winters are short and generally very mild, with chilly daytime temperatures.
|FactSnippet No. 547,528|
Las Vegas has one of the highest marriage rates of U S cities, with many licenses issued to people from outside the area.
|FactSnippet No. 547,529|
Primary drivers of the Las Vegas economy are tourism, gaming, and conventions, which in turn feed the retail and restaurant industries.
|FactSnippet No. 547,530|
Major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and the hotels, although in recent years other new attractions have begun to emerge.
|FactSnippet No. 547,531|
Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts is a Grammy award-winning magnet school located in downtown Las Vegas.
|FactSnippet No. 547,532|
Las Vegas has earned the moniker "Gambling Capital of the World", as the city currently has the largest number of land-based casinos in the world.
|FactSnippet No. 547,533|
City of Las Vegas government operates as a council–manager government.
|FactSnippet No. 547,534|
Las Vegas is served by 22 television stations and 46 radio stations.
|FactSnippet No. 547,535|
Inter-city bus service to and from Las Vegas is provided by Greyhound, BoltBus, Orange Belt Stages, Tufesa, and several smaller carriers.
|FactSnippet No. 547,536|
Silver Rider Transit operates three routes within Las Vegas, offering connections to Laughlin, Mesquite, and Sandy Valley.
|FactSnippet No. 547,537|
US 93 splits from I-15 northeast of Las Vegas and goes north through the eastern part of the state, serving Ely and Wells.
|FactSnippet No. 547,538|