Nevada has an area of 286,367 sq km and a population of nearly one million people. Its capital is Carson City.
Nevada is located in the westernregion of the USA. It is bordered by Idaho and Oregon in the north, Arizona in the south, California in the west and Utah in the east. The state is divided by several north-south mountain ranges, with some peaks rising above 4000 m. The HumboldtRiver intersects the state from east to west, while several rivers from the SierraNevada drain eastwards. A part of the southern region is within the MojaveDesert.