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Las Vegas: City Insider

City Facts

Las Vegas

State: Nevada

Country: United States

Las Vegas by the Numbers
Population: 623,727 (city); 1,951,269 (metro area)
Elevation: 2001 feet / 610 meters
Average Annual Precipitation: 4.17 inches / 10.6 centimeters
Average January Temperature: 48.5°F / 9.2°C
Average July Temperature: 92.5°F / 33.6°C

Quick Facts

Electricity: 110 volts AC, 50Hz; round two-pin plugs are standard.

Time zone: GMT -8 (GMT -7 Daylight Saving Time); Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Country dialing code: +1

Area code: 702

Did You Know?

Las Vegas is Spanish for "the fertile valley".

More than 100,000 marriage licenses are issued in the city each year.

Orientation

Las Vegas is located in the Mojave Desert in Nevada, in the southern tip of the state. The city is located about 228 miles (367 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles and just about 23 miles (37 kilometers) west of Lake Mead and the Arizona border.

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