|The Stratosphere Tower at the foot of Las Vegas Boulevard near downtown|
is the only hotel-casino on the Strip that is actually in the city limits of Las Vegas.
The rest of the Strip is in one of the unincorporated Clark County communities of
Paradise or Enterprise. Paradise also includes McCarran International Airport and the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Although the population within the Las Vegas
city limits was 593,528 in 2008 the county communities with a Las Vegas address
accounted for an additional 802,574 residents, a total real Las Vegas population
of 1,396,102. The unincorporated communites are Sunrise Manor, Nellis AFB,
Winchester, Whitney, Summerlin South, Blue Diamond, Spring Valley, Enterprise
and Paradise. The panorama at the top of this page was taken from the
community of Spring Valley at Hacienda and Rainbow Road.
More pictures on the Clark County page.
The Colorado River forms the jagged southeast edge of Nevada and Clark County with
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead at the north end and Arizona on the other side of the river.
|The City of Las Vegas had a land area of 113 square miles in 2000 and the|
nine urban communities covered an additional 230 square miles.
Clark County had a population of almost two million in 2008, 70% of the state total.
A complete list of Clark County communities are available on page 1, Nevada Population.