Nevada is a state in the United States. It is located east of California in the southwestern United States. With an area of 110,567 sq miles (286,367 km²), it is the 7th largest state in the United States. Nevada is the 35th most populous state with a population of 2,758,931 (2012 estimate).
Nevada officially became the 36th state on October 31, 1864 (Halloween Day).