About the City Is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping, fine dining, and entertainment. Las Vegas, which bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for the number of casino resorts and associated entertainment. As seen from space, the Las Vegas metropolitan area is the brightest on Earth. The primary drivers of the Las Vegas economy have been the confluence of tourism, gaming, and conventions which in turn feed the retail and dining industries. The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos. The most famous hotel casinos are located on Las Vegas Boulevard, better known as the Las Vegas Strip.
FAMOUS PEOPLE <ul><li>*Andre Agassi </li></ul><ul><li>*James Hubert Bilbray </li></ul><ul><li>*Kurt and Kyle Busch </li></ul><ul><li>*Charisma Carpenter </li></ul><ul><li>*Abby Dalton </li></ul><ul><li>* Michael Greene </li></ul><ul><li>*Liberace </li></ul><ul><li>*Wayne Newton </li></ul><ul><li>*Siegfried and Roy </li></ul><ul><li>*Brendon Urie </li></ul><ul><li>*Ryan Ross </li></ul><ul><li>*Spencer Smith </li></ul><ul><li>*Jenny Lewis </li></ul><ul><li>*Jack Kramer </li></ul>
NATURE / ENVIRONMENT *Las Vegas is situated on the arid desert floor within Clark County. Correspondingly, the surrounding environment is dominated by desert vegetation and some wildlife , and the area can be subject to torrential flash floods . *The sewage treatment expansion resulted from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant funded 2008 programs to analyze and forecast growth and environmental impacts through the year 2019. *It appears a green oasis of refrigerated plenty, set in a blazing desert. *But environmentalists warn water supplies could run dry within the next 50 years; while urban sprawl is out of control and development is encroaching on protected areas. *Las Vegas has one of the highest suicide and divorce rates of the U.S. *Some reservable parks are: Aloha Shores, Children´s Memorial, Cimarron Rose, Freedom, Rainbow Family and others. *The vandalism is more frequently in universities make with youngs.
YOUTH FRIENDLY <ul><li>The "First Friday" celebration is held which exhibits the works of local artists and musicians in a section of the city's Downtown region now called the "Arts District" </li></ul><ul><li>The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park , also known as the Las Vegas Zoo </li></ul><ul><li>The $485 million Smith Center for the Performing Arts will be located downtown in Union Park. </li></ul><ul><li>There are strong athletic programs at many Las Vegas high schools </li></ul><ul><li>Las Vegas has dozens of parks, including Las Vegas Springs Preserve recreational and educational facility and Floyd Lamb State Park. </li></ul><ul><li>Las Vegas is sometimes referred to as Hawaii's Ninth Island </li></ul>
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