FAQs.

Category: Las Vegas

Q:
  How big is Hoover Dam?

A:
  Hoover Dam is 726.4 feet high, 660 feet thick at its base, and 45 feet thick at its crest. It stretches 1,244 feet across the Black Canyon. There are 4.4 million cubic yards of concrete in the dam, power plant and related structures, enough to pave a standard highway 16 feet wide from San Francisco to New York City.

Web Site:
http://www.hooverdam.usbr.gov/

Source:  "Hoover Dam Facts" United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. June, 1998.


Category: Las Vegas

Q:
  What are the Desert Demonstration Gardens?

A:
  The Desert Demonstration Gardens now a part of the Springs Preserve, and are now called The Gardens at the Springs Preserve. They are a service of the Las Vegas Valley Water District to show the beauty of water-efficient landscaping. The Gardens include 2.4 acres with 11 different landscape areas and over 180 species of vegetation.

The Gardens are located at 3701 W. Alta Drive and are open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Call (702) 822-8344.

You can read more about the Las Vegas Springs Preserve


Category: Las Vegas

Q:
  What does Las Vegas mean?

A:
  Las Vegas is Spanish for "the Meadows".

Source: http://www.ci.las-vegas.nv.us/history/default.htm


Category: Las Vegas

Q:
  What is the elevation of Las Vegas?

A:
  This may depend on where the elevation is measured. Merriam Webster's Geographical Dictionary states that the elevation of Las Vegas is 2030 feet.

Source: Merriam Webster's Geographical Dictionary, 3rd edition.


Category: Las Vegas

Q:
  What is the population of Las Vegas? Clark County? Nevada?

A:
  The population of the city of Las Vegas on July 1, 2008 was 1,916,436. The population of Clark County, which includes Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Strip, Henderson, Boulder City, Mesquite and North Las Vegas, was 1,986,146 for the same period. The population for the entire state of Nevada was 2,600,167.

For more detailed information, call the Clark County Comprehensive Planning Office at (702) 455-5766.

Address:
500 S. Grand Central Parkway
as Vegas, NV 89106.

Web site:
Clark County Demographics Summary

For additional Nevada population information visit:
U.S. Census Bureau: Nevada Web site
.

Source: Nevada Department of Taxation and Nevada State Demographer, February, 2000.


Category: Las Vegas

Q:
  What is the zip code for a street in Las Vegas?

A:
  Zip codes can be found on the Web at http://www.usps.gov.  Zip codes can also be found in "The National Five-Digit Zip Code and Post Office Directory," available in all the District libraries.

Source:  http://www.usps.gov


Category: Las Vegas

Q:
  When did Las Vegas become a city?

A:
  Las Vegas was founded as a city on May 15, 1905. Las Vegas became an incorporated city and adopted its first charter on March 16, 1911.

Source: http://www.ci.las-vegas.nv.us/history/default.htm


Category: Las Vegas

Q:
  When was the Pepcon Explosion?

A:
  On May 4, 1988 there were a series of explosions at the Pacific Engineering & Construction Company (Pepcon). The first three explosions occurred at 11:50 a.m., followed by a number of smaller explosions.

Pepcon manufactured chemicals and supplied rocket fuel for the space shuttle systems.

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 5, 1999, pA1.


Category: Las Vegas

Q:
  Where can I find a Farmers' Market in Las Vegas?

A:
  There are several farmers markets in Southern Nevada. You can see a list of all the farmers markets in Nevada at this site from the USDA.


Category: Las Vegas

Q:
  Where can I find the daily sunrise and sunset times for Las Vegas?

A:
  You can find these times on the National Weather Service, Las Vegas area web site.


Category: Las Vegas

Q:
  Where can I find traffic counts for a specific street or intersection in Las Vegas?

A:
  Visit Nevada Department of Transportation's Annual Traffic Reports or
Visit Nevada Department of Transportation's Annual Traffic Reports or contact them at
1263 South Stewart Street Carson City, NV 89712, or
call (775) 888-7445.


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