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Las Vegas is the capital of Nevada
The Las Vegas Strip is actually outside the official city limits
It's located directly to the south in the unincorporated community of Paradise
Las Vegas is Spanish for "the plains"
Las Vegas is Spanish for "the meadows"
Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas
Opening in 1966, Caesar's Palace is the oldest casino still operating on the Strip
Opening in 1946, the Flamingo is the oldest casino still operating on the Strip
It sometimes snows in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is further north than Washington, D.C.
During the 1950s, mushroom clouds from nuclear testing were visible from Las Vegas hotels
The Sunset Limited, a passenger train which runs from Los Angeles to New Orleans, stops in Las Vegas
Las Vegas gets almost all its electricity from the Hoover Dam
Most of the city's power comes from other sources and most of the dam's power is exported to Arizona and California
Las Vegas was the site of the worst mass shooting in US history
The Mandalay Bay shooting killed 60 and wounded 867
The Venetian Resort (which includes the Venetian and the Palazzo) is the largest hotel in the world
It was overtaken in 2021 by the First World Hotel & Plaza in Malaysia
As measured by domestic flights only, Las Vegas' airport is the busiest in the United States
In 2020 it ranked seventh (Atlanta was first)
The films Ocean's 11, Ocean's 12 and Ocean's 13 are set in Las Vegas
Ocean's 12 is set in Europe
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, the beginning of the CSI TV series franchise, was set in Las Vegas