Nevada is a state located in the western United States, best known for its legalization of gambling and prostitution (in some counties). It also has some of the country's strictest drug laws. The capital is Carson City.
Nevada's official nickname is "The Silver State". Other nicknames include "The Sagebrush State" and "The Battle-Born State", and the state's motto is "All for Our Country," and the state song is "Home Means Nevada" by Bertha Rafetto. The phrase "Battle Born" is on the state flag.
Although the name is derived from the Spanish word nevada which is the feminine form of "covered in snow", the correct pronunciation of the state's name is not IPA: , but IPA: . In 2005, the state issued a specialty license plate via the Nevada Commission on Tourism that lists the name of the state as Nevăda to help with the pronunciation problem.