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Las Vegas

Las Vegas (pronunciation: /lɑːs ˈveɪɡəs/), often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populous city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada.


The name Las Vegas is derived from the Spanish words "Las" (The) and "Vegas" (Meadows), indicating 'The Meadows'. The name was given by Mexico when the area was incorporated as part of the Mexican Empire.

Related Terms

  • Nevada: The state in which Las Vegas is located.
  • United States: The country where Nevada and Las Vegas are located.
  • Casino: A common feature in Las Vegas, known for its high concentration of casinos.
  • Tourism: Las Vegas is a major global tourist hub.
  • Entertainment: Las Vegas is often referred to as the Entertainment Capital of the World.

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