LAS VEGAS

POP: 632,912

GPS: 36.1699° N, 115.1398° W

AREA: 352 km²

CUR: US DOLLAR

Las Vegas, in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, is a resort city famed for its vibrant nightlife, centered around 24-hour casinos and other entertainment options.

 

Its main street and focal point is the Strip, just over 4 miles long. This boulevard is home to themed hotels with elaborate displays such as fountains synchronized to music (at The Bellagio - see below) as well as replicas of an Egyptian pyramid, the Venetian Grand Canal, and the Eiffel Tower.