Clark County, Nevada

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Clark County
Map of Nevada highlighting Clark County
Location within the U.S. state of Nevada
Map of the United States highlighting Nevada
Nevada's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°12′N 115°01′W / 36.2°N 115.02°W / 36.2; -115.02
Country United States
State Nevada
Named forWilliam A. Clark
Largest cityLas Vegas

Clark County is a county in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 1,951,269, with an population of about 2,204,079 in 2017.[1] It is one of the most populous counties in Nevada. Las Vegas, the state’s most populous city, is also the county seat.

The county was formed by the Nevada Legislature by splitting off a portion of Lincoln County on February 5, 1909,[2] and came into existence on July 1, 1909.[3]

The Las Vegas Strip is in Clark County

The county is famously the location of the Las Vegas Strip, with huge casinos and hotels that attract many tourists every year.

References[change | change source]

  1. "American Factfinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  2. Las Vegas Sun, January 4, 2009; Joseph Nathan Kane, The American Counties (4th Ed.), (The Scarecrow Press, 1983), p479-480
  3. Squires, C. P. Sam P. Davis (ed.). The History of Nevada. Nevada's Online State News Journal. p. 801. Archived from the original on July 20, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2009.