28 Facts About Reno


Reno is a city in the northwest section of the U S state of Nevada, along the Nevada-California border, about 22 miles north from Lake Tahoe, known as "The Biggest Little City in the World".

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City is named after Civil War Union Major General Jesse L Reno, who was killed in action during the American Civil War at the Battle of South Mountain, on Fox's Gap.

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Reno is part of the Reno–Sparks metropolitan area, the second-most populous metropolitan area in Nevada after the Las Vegas Valley.

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In 1871, Reno became the county seat of the newly expanded Washoe County, replacing the county seat in Washoe City.

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Reno Arch was erected on Virginia Street in 1926 to promote the upcoming Transcontinental Highways Exposition of 1927.

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Reno is an outdoor recreation destination, due to its proximity to the Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe, and numerous ski resorts in the region.

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Reno area is often subject to wildfires that cause property damage and sometimes loss of life.

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Reno sits in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

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Until the 1960s, Reno was the gambling capital of the United States, but Las Vegas' rapid growth, American Airlines' 2000 buyout of Reno Air, and the growth of Native American gaming in California have reduced its gambling economy.

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Reno holds several events throughout the year to draw tourists to the area.

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Reno is the location of the corporate headquarters for several companies, including Braeburn Capital, Hamilton, Server Technology, EE Technologies, Caesars Entertainment, and Port of Subs.

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Reno has a public library, a branch of the Washoe County Library System.

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Reno is home to the Reno Aces, the minor league baseball Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, playing in Greater Nevada Field, a downtown ballpark opened in 2009.

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Reno has hosted multiple professional baseball teams in the past, most under the Reno Silver Sox name.

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Reno is host to both amateur and professional combat sporting events such as mixed martial arts and boxing.

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Reno expected to be the future home of an ECHL ice hockey team, named the Reno Raiders, but construction on a suitable arena never began.

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Reno has a college sports scene, with the Nevada Wolf Pack appearing in football bowl games and an Associated Press and Coaches Poll Top Ten ranking in basketball in 2018.

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Reno is home to two roller derby teams, the Battle Born Derby Demons and the Reno Roller Girls.

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Reno is the home of the National Bowling Stadium, which hosts the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships every three years.

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Reno is home to a variety of recreation activities including both seasonal and year-round.

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Five of these council people represent districts of Reno, and are vetted in the primary by the citizens of each district.

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City of Reno is protected by the Reno Fire Department manning 14 fire stations.

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Reno has a few private elementary schools such as Legacy Christian School, Excel Christian School, St Nicholas Orthodox Academy, Lamplight Christian School, and Nevada Sage Waldorf School as well as private high schools, the largest of which are Bishop Manogue High School and Sage Ridge School.

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Reno was historically served by the Victory Highway and a branch of the Lincoln Highway.

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Reno was historically a stopover along the First Transcontinental Railroad; the modern Overland Route continues to run through Reno.

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Reno was additionally the southern terminus of the Nevada–California–Oregon Railway and the northern terminus of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad.

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Downtown Reno has two historic train depots, the inactive Nevada-California-Oregon Railroad Depot and the active Amtrak depot at Reno station, originally built by the Southern Pacific Railroad.

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Reno was the hub and headquarters of the defunct airline Reno Air.

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