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
County Clark
Founded May 15, 1905
Incorporated March 16, 1911
Government
 • Type Council–manager
 • Mayor Carolyn Goodman (D)
 • Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross (D)
 • City manager Betsy Fretwell
Area
 • City 135.8 sq mi (352 km2)
 • Land 135.8 sq mi (352 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
2,001 ft (610 m)
Population 
 • City 583,756
 • Estimate 
(2017)[5]
648,224
 • Density 4,300/sq mi (1,700/km2)
 • Urban
2,211,315
 • Metro
2,227,053
 • CSA
2,462,015 (US: 26th)
Demonym(s) Las Vegan
Time zone UTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
Area code(s) 702 & 725
FIPS code 32-40000
GNIS feature ID 0847388
Major airport LAS
Interstate Highways I-15I-515
Other major highways US 93US 95NV 159NV 599NV 604CC 215
Website lasvegasnevada.gov