Reno is the county seat of Washoe County, Nevaa, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 180,480, making it the second-largest city in Nevada. Census estimates in 2006 indicated that the city's population had increased to 210,255, but ranked Reno as the fourth largest city in the state following Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas. Reno lies 26 miles (42 km) north of the Nevada state capital, Carson City, and 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Lake Tahoe in a Shrub-steppe. The area of western Nevada and the California Sierra Nevada anchored by Reno has a population of approximately 700,000 people. Reno shares its eastern border with the city of Sparks. Reno, known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", is famous for its casinos, and is the birthplace of the gaming corporation Harrah's Entertainment. Reno residents are referred to as "Renoites."

Trivia about reno

  • This Nevada city calls itself "the biggest little city in the world"
  • The William F. Harrah Foundation National Automobile Museum is in this Nevada city, not Las Vegas
  • Once known as Lake's Crossing, it's the place where many folks have crossed from marriage to divorce
  • Johnny Cash sang, "I shot a man in" this Nevada city "just to watch him die"
  • Nevada's second-largest city, it was named for a Union general killed during the Civil War
  • "I shot a man in" this place "just to watch him die"