the Las Vegas Valley


The Las Vegas Valley is a major metropolitan area located in the southern part of the U.S. state of Nevada.

Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley.

A metropolitan area, sometimes referred to as a metro area or just metro, is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry, infrastructure, and housing.

Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

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The largest urban agglomeration in the state, it is the heart of the Las Vegas–Paradise-Henderson, NV MSA.


The Valley is largely defined by the Las Vegas Valley landform, a 600 sq mi basin area surrounded by mountains to the north, south, east and west of the metropolitan area.


The Valley is home to the three largest incorporated cities in Nevada: Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas.


Six unincorporated towns governed by the Clark County government are part of the Las Vegas Township and constitute the largest community in the state of Nevada.

Las Vegas Township is an administrative judicial township entirely within the Las Vegas Valley.


The names Las Vegas and Vegas are interchangeably used to indicate the Valley, the Strip, and the city, and are used as a brand by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to denominate the entire region.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is a public-private partnership that owns and operates the Las Vegas Convention Center, Cashman Center, and Cashman Field and is responsible for the advertising campaigns for the Clark County, Nevada, area.

The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, Nevada, known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos.


The Valley is affectionately known as the "ninth island" by Hawaii natives and Las Vegans alike, in part due to the large number of people originally from Hawaii who live in and travel to Las Vegas on a regular basis.

Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.


Since the 1990s the Las Vegas Valley has seen exponential growth, more than doubling its population of 741,459 in 1990 to more than 2 million estimated in 2015.


The Las Vegas Valley remains one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, and in its relatively short history has established a diverse presence in international business, commerce, urban development and entertainment, as well as one of the most iconic and most visited tourist destinations in the world.


In 2014, a record breaking 41 million visited the Las Vegas area, producing a gross metropolitan product of more than $100 billion.

Gross metropolitan product is a monetary measure of the value of all final goods and services produced within a metropolitan statistical area during a specified period.

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