Las Vegas Fun Facts
Las Vegas is in the Pacific Time Zone.
The minor league sports team that plays in the city of Las Vegas is baseball's Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League, the AAA farm club of the New York Mets.
At the close of the 20th century, Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in that century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century).
Sample list of books written and focused on Las Vegas:
- "In The Desert Of Desire: Las Vegas And The Culture Of Spectacle"
- "Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down the Strip to the Tune of Five World-Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars"
- "Last Call"
- "The Man with the $100,000 Breasts: And Other Gambling Stories"
- "The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America, 1947-2000"
- "Super Casino: Inside the "New" Las Vegas"
Population of Las Vegas was 589,317 in the year 2011.
Las Vegas is commonly used to describe not just the city, but areas beyond the city limits - especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip - and the Las Vegas Valley.
You can get to Las Vegas by air and/or bus:
- You can take a plane and go to:
- McCarran International Airport
- You can take a bus and go to:
- 200 S. Main Street
Sample list of films shot in Las Vegas:
- Ocean's 11 ( starring Frank Sinatra as Danny Ocean, Dean Martin as Sam Harmon, Sammy Davis, Jr. as Josh Howard )
- 21 ( starring Kate Bosworth as Jill Taylor, Laurence Fishburne as Cole Williams, Jim Sturgess as Ben Campbell )
- Koyaanisqatsi ( starring Lou Dobbs )
- Starman ( starring Jeff Bridges as Scott Hayden, Karen Allen as Jenny Hayden, Robert Phalen as Major Bell )
- Cool World ( starring Kim Basinger as Holli Would, Gabriel Byrne as Jack Deebs, Brad Pitt as Detective Frank Harris )
- Honey, I Blew Up the Kid ( starring Rick Moranis as Wayne Szalinski, Marcia Strassman as Diane Szalinski, John Shea as Dr. Charles Hendrickson )
- The Stand ( starring Molly Ringwald as Frannie Goldsmith, Gary Sinise as Stu Redman, Rob Lowe as Nick Andros )
- Casino ( starring Robert De Niro as Sam 'Ace' Rothstein, Joe Pesci as Nicky Santoro, Sharon Stone as Ginger McKenna )
- Leaving Las Vegas ( starring Nicolas Cage as Ben Sanderson, Elisabeth Shue as Sera, Julian Sands as Yuri )
- Showgirls ( starring Elizabeth Berkley as Nomi Malone, Kyle MacLachlan as Zack Carey, Gina Gershon as Cristal Connors )
- Mars Attacks! ( starring Jack Nicholson as President James Dale, Glenn Close as First Lady Marsha Dale, Annette Bening as Barbara Land )
- Vegas Vacation ( starring Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, Beverly D'Angelo as Ellen Griswold, Randy Quaid as Eddie Johnson )
- Fools Rush In ( starring Matthew Perry as Alex Whitman, Salma Hayek as Isabel Fuentes Whitman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Lanie )
- Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery ( starring Mike Myers as Austin Powers, Elizabeth Hurley as Vanessa Kensington, Michael York as Basil Exposition )
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ( starring Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke, Christina Ricci as Lucy, Cameron Diaz as Blonde TV Reporter )
- Lethal Weapon 4 ( starring Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs, Danny Glover as Roger Murtaugh, Joe Pesci as Leo Getz )
- Speedway Junky ( starring Jesse Bradford, Jordan Brower, Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Steve )
- Pay It Forward ( starring Haley Joel Osment as Trevor McKinney, Helen Hunt as Arlene McKinney, Kevin Spacey as Eugene Simonet )
- Rush Hour 2 ( starring Jackie Chan as Chief Inspector Lee, Chris Tucker as Detective James Carter, Zhang Ziyi as Hu Li )
- Rat Race ( starring John Cleese as Donald P. Sinclair, Rowan Atkinson as Enrico Pollini, Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Owen Templeton )
- The Mexican ( starring Brad Pitt as Jerry Welbach, Julia Roberts as Samantha Barzel, Gene Hackman as Arnold Margolese )
- Memento ( starring Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby, Carrie-Anne Moss as Natalie, Joe Pantoliano as Teddy Gammell )
- America's Sweethearts ( starring Julia Roberts as Kathleen "Kiki" Harrison, John Cusack as Eddie Thomas, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Gwen Harrison )
- Getting There: Sweet 16 and Licensed to Drive ( starring Billy Aaron Brown, Mary-Kate Olsen as Kylie Hunter, Ashley Olsen as Taylor Hunter )
- The Cooler ( starring William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello as Natalie Belisario )
- DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story ( starring Vince Vaughn as Peter La Fleur, Christine Taylor as Kate Veatch, Ben Stiller as White Goodman )
- Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous ( starring Sandra Bullock as Gracie Hart, Regina King as Sam Fuller, Enrique Murciano as Jeff Foreman )
- Lucky You ( starring Eric Bana as Huck Cheever, Drew Barrymore as Billie Offer, Robert Duvall as L. C. Cheever )
- Rocky Balboa ( starring Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, Geraldine Hughes as Marie, Milo Ventimiglia as Robert Balboa Jr. )
- Ocean's Thirteen ( starring Eddie Izzard as Roman Nagel, Casey Affleck as Virgil Malloy, George Clooney as Danny Ocean )
- The Hangover ( starring Zach Galifianakis as Alan, Bradley Cooper as Phil, Heather Graham as Jade )
- Road Trip Vol. 10: Las Vegas ( starring Conner O'Reily, MJ Taylor, Ethan Storm )
- Citiboyz 35: Real & Raw Las Vegas: Part 1 ( starring Brenden Michael, Sebastian Nohart, Blaine Prescott )
- 3000 Miles to Graceland ( starring Christian Slater as Hanson, Courteney Cox as Cybil Waingrow, Kurt Russell as Michael Zane )
- Desert Bloom ( starring Annabeth Gish as Rose Chismore, Jon Voight as Jack Chismore, Allen Garfield )
- Ready, Set, Bag
- Con Air ( starring Nicolas Cage as Cameron Poe, John Cusack as U.S. Marshal Vince Larkin, John Malkovich as Cyrus 'The Virus' Grissom )
- Resurrection ( starring Holly Madison as Angel, Michael A. Rizza as Brother Paul, Jaime Preston Lynch as Laura )
- Red Herring ( starring Holly Valance as Angela, Stephanie McIntosh as Charlie, Cecil J. Peppers as Chaise )
- Now You See Me ( starring Morgan Freeman as Thaddeus Bradley, Michael Caine as Arthur Tressler, Mélanie Laurent as Alma Dray )
Sample list of famous people who were born in Las Vegas:
- Rutina Wesley ( Actor and Voice Actor )
- Ryback ( Wrestler and Actor )
- Shane Valdez ( Writer, Film Director, Songwriter, Drummer and Record producer )
- Josh Brainard ( Musician and Guitarist )
- Lycia Naff ( Actor, Journalist and Dancer )
- Ronnie Vannucci Jr. ( Musician, Drummer and Songwriter )
- Rebekah Kochan ( Actor and Comedian )
- Jenny Lewis ( Singer-songwriter, Actor and Voice Actor )
- Loren Dean ( Actor and Pianist )
- Lindsay MacFarland ( Actor )
- Rico Constantino ( Wrestler and Actor )
- James Bilbray ( Lawyer and Politician )
- Paul Schrier ( Actor, Voice Actor and Television Director )
- Lily Mariye ( Actor and Film Director )
- Frank Hawkins ( Politician and American football player )
- Matthew Gray Gubler ( Actor, Film Director, Painter, Fashion Model, Photographer, Television Director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Cinematographer, Film Editor and Voice Actor )
- Stephanie Romanov ( Actor and Model )
- Charisma Carpenter ( Actor )
- Kevin Rose ( Entrepreneur )
- Tishara Cousino ( Nude Glamour Model )
- Jennifer Allan ( Nude Glamour and Model )
- Edgerton Hartwell ( American football player )
- Adam Seward ( American football player )
- Vernon Fox ( American football player )
- Brian Kelly ( American football player )
- Steven Jackson ( American football player )
- DeAndra' Cobb ( American football player )
- Andre Agassi ( Athlete and Tennis player )
- Kenny Anderson
- DeMarco Murray ( American football player )
- Ian Feuer ( Football player )
- Ishe Smith
- Ricky Davis ( Basketball player )
- Marcus Banks ( Basketball player )
- Charles Wright ( Wrestler )
- Frank Klepacki ( Drummer and Composer )
- Dennis Nolan
- Valerie Wiener
- C. J. Watson ( Basketball player )
- Sandra Collins ( Disc jockey and Record producer )
- Rodney Martin
- Gavin Ahern
- David Humm ( American football player )
- Marty Cordova ( Baseball player )
- Tasha Schwikert ( Gymnast )
- Billy Campfield ( American football player )
- Casey Jennings
- Keith Kartz ( American football player )
- Rocky Biddle ( Baseball player )
- Robin Sendlein ( American football player )
List of airports near Las Vegas:
- North Las Vegas Airport
- Henderson Executive Airport
- McCarran International Airport
- Ivanpah Valley Airport
Sample list of tourist attractions in Las Vegas:
- Fremont Street Experience
- Star Trek: The Experience
- Chinatown, Las Vegas
- Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
- The Mirage
- MGM Grand Las Vegas
- Golden Nugget Las Vegas
- Stratosphere Las Vegas
- Island Tower Pavilion
- Las Vegas Strip
- Las Vegas Springs Preserve
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
- Luxor Las Vegas
- New York-New York Hotel and Casino
- SLS Las Vegas
- Continental Hotel and Casino
There were 177,257 households in Las Vegas in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
There were about 137,899 mortgages in Las Vegas in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Las Vegas is about 352.00 square kilometers with a population of 589,317 in the year 2011.
On land across from Symphony Park, the World Market Center Las Vegas opened in 2005.
Established in 1905, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city in 1911.
Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
Sample list of fictional characters lived in Las Vegas:
- Niki Sanders ( from "Heroes" )
- Mr. Linderman ( from "Heroes" )
Sample list of newspapers published in Las Vegas:
- Las Vegas Review-Journal
- Las Vegas Sun
There were about 13,263 foreclosures in Las Vegas in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Here are average temperatures and rainfall of Las Vegas by month ( based on last 5 years ) :
|Min Temp (°C)||Max Temp (°C)||Rainfall (mm)|
Las Vegas was established as a railroad town on May 15, 1905, when 110 acres (45 ha) owned by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad in what is now downtown Las Vegas was auctioned off.
Las Vegas started as a stopover on the pioneer trails to the west, and became a popular railroad town in the early 20th century.
The legalization of gambling in 1931 led to the advent of the casino hotels for which Las Vegas is famous.
The unemployment rate of Las Vegas was 6.54% in the year 2008.
Las Vegas's official website is http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/
Sample list of famous events happened in Las Vegas:
- Miss Universe 2010
- Sexiest Bachelor in America Pageant
- Las Vegas courthouse shooting
- Kelly Pavlik-Scott Sigmon
- Miss USA 2008
- Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards
- UFC 160
- Newbery-Caldecott Awards
- Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas 2011
- SEMA Show
List of Las Vegas's nicknames:
- Sin City
Las Vegas is located in Nevada, United States of America.
There were 217,094 addresses in Las Vegas in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Sample list of people who were the mayor of Las Vegas:
- Carolyn Goodman ( Current Mayor, from 06 Jul 2011 )
- Oscar Goodman ( Mayor, from 08 Jun 1999 to 06 Jul 2011 )
Las Vegas's geo-coordinates are 36.1215° N, 115.1739° W.
According to the 2010 Census, the racial composition of Las Vegas was as follows:.
The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and the hotels, although in recent years other new attractions have begun to emerge.
With some exceptions, including Las Vegas Boulevard, Boulder Highway (SR 582) and Rancho Drive (SR 599), the majority of surface streets in Las Vegas are laid out in a grid along Public Land Survey System section lines.
List of sports teams from Las Vegas:
- Las Vegas Thunder
- Las Vegas Wranglers ( Ice Hockey )
- UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball ( Basketball )
Las Vegas was named by Mexicans in the Antonio Armijo party, including Rivera, who used the water in the area while heading north and west along the Old Spanish Trail from Texas.
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