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Las Vegas (/las’[email protected]/; Spanish pronunciation: \"The Meadows\") is the 26th most populous US city. It also happens to be the largest city in Nevada and the county seat for Clark County. It is the heart of the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan region and the largest city in the greater Mojave Desert.  Las Vegas is a major resort city that is internationally recognized for its gambling, fine dining and entertainment. As a whole, the Las Vegas Valley is Nevada's leading financial, commercial and cultural center.
It is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World and its large and luxurious casino-hotels, along with the associated activities. It is the number three choice for American business conventions. The city is also a leader in the international hospitality industry with more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other place in the country.  Las Vegas is a top-ranked tourist destination worldwide.  Las Vegas' tolerance for all forms of adult entertainment has earned it the title \"Sin City\". This makes Las Vegas a popular location for literature, films and television programs.
Las Vegas was established in 1905, and it became a city in 1911. It was the most populous city in North America founded in the last century. Chicago, however, was able to achieve a similar distinction at the end of the 20th Century. Since the 1960s, population growth has been rapid. Between 1990 and 2000, the population almost doubled, growing by 85.2%. The city has seen rapid growth into the 21st Century. According to the United States Census Bureau in 2020, there were 641,903 people living in the city , with a total population of 2,227.053.