Las Vegas

Las Vegas




Las Vegas, the capital the US State of the Hoover dam and the Lake Mead recreation area are situated. A historical museum documents history Nevadas of 12000 v. chr. Until approximately 1950, and a natural history museum shows  over Nevada, is the commercial centre of the surrounded desert region.  Famous it particularly is as tourist and entertainment centre with luxury hotels and play casinos. The city is seat of higher educational facilities and a Air Force base.  In their environment animal and plant world and dinosaurs. The name of the city, which from the Spanish comes and ' the meadows ' meant, refers to the grass country along of pours fed desert rivers, which Spanish discoverers in the area found. This area was the homeland of the Paiute Indians. In the nineties an enormous boom of construction activity began, in whose consequence one lined new casinos, vacation hotels up and houses developed.  Read Vegas is the fastest increasing metropolis of the United States.  From 1990 to 1992 the population increased by 13,9% . Las Vegas is into increasing mass point of attraction for the inhabitants of the Pacific coast, which leave California, in order to establish itself here.  They make approximately 60% of the newcomers of selected Vegas and contribute substantially to the development of most different industry activities in the city. To it among other things the building industry and landscape architecture belong.


Las Vegas calls yourselves as ' world capital of the maintenance '. The city is seat of a university since 1957.  The first white settlers in this area were Marmons, which establish a colony here from 1855 to 1857. 1846 were established here by the army of the United States away Baker for the protection of the travel route to California.  The modern Vegas developed 1905 with builds for the railway. The main development phase of the city began in the thirties, when about 45 kilometres from the Colorado removes the Hoover dam was established the building began for 1931, in the same year, in the Nevada gambling legalised.  The first casino opened in Las Vegas 1946. The number of inhabitants of the city took in and the seventies sixties enormously fast to 1947 took the money the state in Las Vegas up to one million dollar on the day from gambling.  1993 three important hotels were opened, among them the MGM Grand hotel, one to the largest world.  The a living who number amounts to about 259,000.

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