Clark County, Nevada
|Coordinates: 36°12′N 115°01′W / 36.2°N 115.02°W|
|Named for||William A. Clark|
|Largest city||Las 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. 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, and came into existence on July 1, 1909.
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]
- ↑ "American Factfinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
- ↑ Las Vegas Sun, January 4, 2009; Joseph Nathan Kane, The American Counties (4th Ed.), (The Scarecrow Press, 1983), p479-480
- ↑ 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.