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Las Vegas has many names, but the most common one is Sin City. Las Vegas received its name by Rafael Riviera. He was a scout for a Mexican trading part headed to Los Angeles in 1829. In the 1800s, small parts of the Las Vegas Valley contained artesian wells that supported extensive green areas. Las Vegas is Spanish for the Meadows; hence that is where it gets its name. 36°5’ N, 115°10’ W Las Vegas is known as Sin City for a reason. It is dedicated to be the entertainment capital of the world. It is a city that never sleeps. The city has many hotels and casinos with bright lights.
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Unformatted text preview: Las Vegas is situated on the arid desert floor within Clark County, Nevada. The surrounding environment is dominated by desert wildlife and vegetation. The city is in a basin surrounded by dry mountains. The city’s elevation is 2030 ft above sea level. Las Vegas’s prime water source is Lake Mead. Las Vegas has an arid desert climate. Las Vegas lies in the heart of Clark County, Nevada. Clark County lies in the south of Nevada. Las Vegas lies in the Mojave Desert surrounded by desert wildlife and vegetation. It is in a basin which is surrounded by dry mountains....
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