Las Vegas, Nevada
City of Las Vegas
Downtown Las Vegas
Las Vegas Springs Preserve
Stratosphere Tower
World Market Center
Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Clark County Government Center
Flag of Las Vegas, Nevada
Flag
Official seal of Las Vegas, Nevada
Seal
Etymology: SpanishLas vegas (The meadows)
Nickname(s): 
"Vegas",[1] "Sin City", "City of Lights", "The Gambling Capital of the World",[2]"The Entertainment Capital of the World", "Capital of Second Chances",[3] "The Marriage Capital of the World", "The Silver City", "America's Playground"
Location within Clark County
Location within Clark County
Las Vegas is located in Nevada
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Location within the state of Nevada
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Coordinates: 36°10′30″N 115°08′11″W
Country United States
State Nevada
CountyClark
FoundedMay 15, 1905
IncorporatedMarch 16, 1911
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorCarolyn Goodman (D)
 • Mayor Pro TemSteve Ross (D)
 • City managerBetsy Fretwell
Area
 • City135.8 sq mi (352 km2)
 • Land135.8 sq mi (352 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
2,001 ft (610 m)
Population 
 • City583,756
 • Estimate 
(2017)[5]
648,224
 • Density4,300/sq mi (1,700/km2)
 • Urban
2,211,315
 • Metro
2,227,053
 • CSA
2,462,015 (US: 26th)
Demonym(s)Las Vegan
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Area code(s)702 & 725
FIPS code32-40000
GNIS feature ID0847388
Major airportLAS
Interstate HighwaysI-15I-515
Other major highwaysUS 93US 95NV 159NV 599NV 604CC 215
Websitelasvegasnevada.gov