10 fun facts about the 'Sin City' Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the largest city in the state of Nevada.

Population - approximately 645,000

Las Vegas was founded in 1905.

Summers are long, hot, and dry; winters are cool and dry.


There is very little annual precipitation in Las Vegas, about 4 inches (100 mm).

The city is located in the Mojave Desert.

The famous Las Vegas Strip is actually outside of the Las Vegas city limits.

Las Vegas is said to be the brightest city on Earth viewed from space.

The city of Las Venturas in GTA San Andreas video game is actually based on Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is the 25th most populous city in the US.

Famous for its casinos and nightlife, Las Vegas is one of the most visited cities in the US. In 2019, Las Vegas was visited by nearly 43 million people.

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