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The capital of Nevada is Carson City.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Nevada: NV
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "NEV" as the abbreviation for Nevada. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "NV" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviation for Nevada: Nev.
The pronunciation of Nevada:
When the people of Nevada refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: While the majority of Nevada lies in the Pacific Time (PST/PDT) zone, a small area in the northeast corner of Nevada consisting of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation and the communities of Jackpot, Owyhee, Mountain City and West Wendover lie in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone.
All of Nevada observes daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Nevada: "The Silver State"; "The Battle Born State"; "The Sagebrush State"
State Motto: "All For Our Country"
State Bird: Mountain Bluebird (sialia currucoides)
State Trees: Single Leaf Piyon (pinus monophylla) and Bristlecone Pine (pinus aristata)
State Flower: Sagebrush (artemisia tridentata)
State Song: "Home Means Nevada"
Statehood: Nevada became the 36th state on Oct 31, 1864.
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