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Las Vegas is the number one tourist destination in the U.S. Over 30 million tourists visit Las Vegas each year. It has more hotel rooms than any other city in the world; more than 140,000 rooms. Eight of the ten largest hotels in the world are here, on the four miles long Las Vegas Strip. There are about 100 major hotels in Las Vegas area, about 40 of the largest Las Vegas hotels have more than 1,000 guest rooms in each hotel. Las Vegas has been the fastest growing city in the U.S. More than thirty mega-resort hotel/casinos have been built or remodeled in the last ten years. More than ten mega-resort hotels opened since 1996. (Bellagio, The Paris, the Venetian, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Stratosphere, Trump Hotel Las Vegas, Wynn Las Vegas, Orleans, Palms, South Point, Sun Coast, Green Valley Resort, Caesars new towers, Red Rock Hotel, Cannery Hotel, Eastside Cannery in 2008, Aliante Hotel in 2008 etc.)

Although the real meaning of Las Vegas is "meadow" in Spanish, Las Vegas is a man-made mirage in a desert 2,000 feet above sea level. It boasts many names: the Entertainment Capital of the World, the best value travel destination, the Wedding Capital of the World, the brightest city in the world, the buffet capital in the world, etc.

Las Vegas is in Pacific Time Zone, the same time zone as Los Angeles, three hours behind New York Time.

Las Vegas has been one of the fastest growing cities in the nation for several years. The population for the greater Las Vegas area (Clark County) is 2.2 million as of October, 2008. Ethnic Origin: European 73.5%, Hispanic 11.2%, African American 9.3%, Asians & Pacific Islanders 4%, Native American 1%, other 0.5%.

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