Las Vegas (; Spanish for "The Meadows"), often known simply as Vegas, is the 26th-most populous city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.
The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino-hotels and associated activities. It is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world's most visited tourist destinations. The city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of "Sin City", and has made Las Vegas a popular setting for literature, films, television programs, and music videos.
Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and officially incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated North American city founded within that century (a similar distinction was earned by Chicago in the 19th century). Population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, and between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, and according to the United States Census Bureau, the city had 641,903 residents in 2020, with a metropolitan population of 2,227,053.As with most major metropolitan areas, the name of the primary city ("Las Vegas" in this case) is often used to describe areas beyond official city limits. In the case of Las Vegas, this especially applies to the areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip, which are actually located within the unincorporated communities of Paradise and Winchester.

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  1. Joe Link

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  2. AMproducts

    Meet ups... Las Vegas? Anyone?

    I don't know that I've talked about this much on this board before, but I certainly have other places. I used to run a Taco Tuesday meet up, pretty much since about 2008/2009 back in the LA area. Well, I've moved out here to Las Vegas, I don't know that many people, and I rather miss the...
  3. AMproducts

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  4. Jacob

    Looking for training course recommendations. Ccw, situational awareness, all and any.

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  5. B

    Clark County Shooting Complex (Las Vegas)

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  6. Oya

    And the reason why nobody on this forum has posted anything that happened in Vegas is...?

    Maybe everyone here is posting on NW Firearms, but the silence on this forum about something this big, so close to home has me wondering if anyone on this forum is actually from the Southwest. There are 21 pages of comments on NW Firearms. What's going on here?
  7. Joe Link

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  8. Joe Link

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    Las Vegas Man Breaks Free From Armed Home Intruders, Shoots Them
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