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Las Vegas (, Spanish for "The Meadows"; Spanish: [laz ˈβeɣas]), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.
The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated activities. It is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world's most visited tourist destinations. The city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of "Sin City", and has made Las Vegas a popular setting for literature, films, television programs, and music videos.
Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and officially incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated American city founded within that century (a similar distinction earned by Chicago in the 1800s). Population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, and between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, and according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had 648,224 residents in 2018, with a metropolitan population of 2,227,053.As with most major metropolitan areas, the name of the primary city ("Las Vegas" in this case) is often used to describe areas beyond official city limits. In the case of Las Vegas, this especially applies to the areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip, which is actually located within the unincorporated communities of Paradise and Winchester.

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  1. gryghin

    Las Vegas PD and 3 Citizens stop active shooter

    Didn't see this on here. Figured its worth sharing. Key take away for me is to always be prepared, even when close to home.
  2. HaveGun

    Where to stay in Vegas?

    My girlfriend and I are planning a road trip down to Yuma, AZ in the middle of February. 1300 miles one way. The first night, we'll be staying at my sister's place outside of Twin Falls, ID. The second day, we're going down through Utah to visit Matt's Off-Road Recovery in Hurricane, UT, then...
  3. Ironbar

    Las Vegas gun owner recalls deadly shootout: 'I got all of my hits'

    Good on him! https://www.foxnews.com/us/las-vegas-gun-owner-recalls-deadly-shootout-i-got-all-of-my-hits
  4. djthumper

    New guy from Vegas

    Howdy, I have family up near Longview along the border. I thought I would check in so when I finally get back up there I will be familiar with things. I am also a member of SWF.
  5. Joe Link

    Other State  Gun Makers Must Face Wrongful-Death Claims Over Las Vegas Shooting

    Not sure if this has been posted yet :eek: https://www.courthousenews.com/gun-makers-must-face-a-familys-wrongful-death-claims-in-las-vegas-shooting-dispute/
  6. CountryGent

    SHOT Show Worth a Visit?

    So, I received a flyer today about the upcoming event in January 2020. It looks interesting. And it is Vegas, which a delightful epicenter of debaucherous adventures. Anyone been to one and is it worth it?
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