Las Vegas By: Julia Giuffrida
Facts • Las Vegas is a city in Nevada. • It is one of the most popular places in Nevada for tourist. • Las Vegas has a population of 478,434 people. • The land area of Las Vegas is 121 sq. mi.
Bodies of Water • There is one major lake in Las Vegas. It is known as Lake Mead. Lake Mead flows into the Colorado River. It extends over 112 miles and holds approximately 28,500,000 acre feet of water.
Major Tourist Attractions • 4th Dimension Virtual Game Center • Las Vegas Art Museum • Las Vegas Motor Speedway • Laser Quest • Pueblo Park • Art Encounter • Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos
Government • The current mayor of Las Vegas is Carolyn G. Goodman since July 6th this year. • Her and her husband, Oscar, run the government. • The city of Las Vegas operates as a council manager government. • The Mayor sits as a Council member, and has a four year term.
Language • The main language spoken in Las Vegas is English. • The other common language spoken in Las Vegas is Spanish.
Holidays Some holidays celebrated in Las Vegas are… • New Years Day- January 1st • Christmas Eve- December 24th • Christmas Day- December 25th • Thanksgiving- 4th Thursday of the month of November • New Years Eve- December 31st • Independence Day- July 4th • Mexican Independence Day- September 16th
Economy • The currency in Las Vegas is the American Dollar. • Tourism is a big part of Las Vegas economy. • Luxury tourism goods, gaming, and convention are also big parts of the economy.
Sister Cities • Ansan, South Korea • Jeju City, South Korea • Huludao, Liaoning • Phuket, Thailand • Angeles City, Philippines • Pamukkale, Turkey