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It is also known as the "Battle Born State", because it achieved statehood during the Civil War (the words "Battle Born" also appear on the state flag); as the "Sagebrush State", for the native plant of the same name; and as the "Sage-hen State".
Nevada borders Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast and Utah to the east.
; see pronunciations) is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
At one time, the state's official tourism organization, Travel Nevada, stylized the name of the state as "Nevăda", with a breve mark over the a indicating the locally preferred pronunciation Nevada is almost entirely within the Basin and Range Province, and is broken up by many north-south mountain ranges.
Nevada is the most mountainous state in the contiguous United States.
It is made up of mostly desert and semi-arid climate regions, and, with the exception of the Las Vegas Valley, the average summer diurnal temperature range approaches 71 °F (22 °C) in much of the state.
The largest mountain range in the southern portion of the state is the Spring Mountain Range, just west of Las Vegas.
The state's lowest point is along the Colorado River, south of Laughlin.
Although the latter pronunciation is closer to the Spanish pronunciation, it is not the pronunciation preferred by most Nevadans.