Las Vegas is an internationally famed major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the principal financial, commercial, and cultural centre for Nevada.
The satellite picture shows Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas, the most populated and principal city of the state of Nevada in the United States. The Gambling Capital of the World is located in the arid Mojave Desert in Clark County in the southern corner of Nevada close to the boundary of California and Arizona.
Las Vegas is situated within Clark County in an arid basin on the desert ground, enclosed by arid mountains. The Spring Mountains lie to the west. Much of the landscape is rocky and sandy; the environment is overshadowing by desert vegetation and some wildlife, and the area is subject to torrential flash floods. Las Vegas' climate is a subtropical, hot desert climate typical of the Mojave Desert in which it lies.
The city is zone to several museums including the Neon Museum home to many of the historical symbol from the valley, The Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Lied Discovery Children's Museum National Atomic Testing Museum, and the Old Las Vegas Mormon State Historic Park.
Las Vegas is the most populated city in the U.S. State of Nevada and the county seat of Clark County. Las Vegas is an internationally famed extensive resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining, and nightlife and is the leading financial and cultural centre for Southern Nevada. A expanding retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 31st-most populous city in the United States, with a population at the 2010 census of 583,756. The city is one of the top three popular destinations in the United States for conventions, business and meetings. Today, Las Vegas is one of the leading tourist destinations in the world.