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    City of Las Vegas
    Nickname Sin City
    Incorporated March 16, 1911
    County Clark
    Population 650,000
    Time now

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    The meadows
    The area was named Las Vegas, which is Spanish for "the meadows," as it featured abundant wild grasses, as well as the desert spring waters needed by westward travelers

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    City that never sleeps
    With over 150,000 rooms and suites, Las Vegas, Nevada has more hotel rooms than any other city on earth. Of the top 25 largest hotels in the world, 15 are in Las Vegas

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    Shrimp ahoy
    More than 60,000 pounds of shrimp is consumed in Las Vegas per day, which is more than the shrimp consumed by the rest of the nation.

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    Wedding capital
    Las Vegas is the wedding capital of the world. On average, more than 100,000 weddings per year are hosted in Las Vegas.

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    Desert Inn
    In 1966 Howard Hughes checked into the penthouse of the Desert Inn and refused to vacate his room, and instead decided to purchase the entire hotel.

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    The Strip
    The 6.8 km stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard is referred to as The Strip, but in fact, its outside Las Vegas, passing through two unincorporated townships: Winchester and Paradise. The Las Vegas Strip is the brightest place on Earth when looked at from outer space.

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    Luxor Hotel
    The Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas with thirty-story pyramid could hold nine Boeing 747s stacked on top of each other. The SkyBeam that shoots straight up to the sky from the pyramid’s pinnacle is the brightest in the world (39 lamps each with 7,000 watts with 42 billion candle power brings $220,000 power bill per year)

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    Stratosphere
    Stratosphere Tower of Stratosphere hotel and casino in Las Vegas is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. It is the second-tallest in the Western Hemisphere, surpassed only by the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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    LAS
    McCarran International Airport (code: LAS) in Las Vegas is the busiest airport in Nevada. It is named after the late U.S. Senator Pat McCarran. LAS covers 2,800 acres (11.3 sq.km.) of land.
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