Reno (Nevada)

Washoe County


Reno is the fourth largest city in the U.S. state of Nevada. The region includes the Reno Washoe County with a total of 421 407 inhabitants, of which 225 221 (2010) in the city itself


Reno lies in 1371 m height above sea level in the valley of the Truckee River on the western edge of the Great Basin at the foot of the climb in the Sierra Nevada, near the California border.

Neighboring towns are from the north, starting clockwise: Lemmon Valley -Golden Valley, Sun Valley, Sparks, Hidden Valley, Steamboat, Incline Village - Crystal Bay, Verdi -Mogul (all in the Washoe County), Verdi Sierra Pines (Sierra County, California ) Verdi -Mogul, Cold Springs and Stead (again all Washoe County).

Reno is divided into eight districts ( North Valley, Northeast, Northwest, Old Northwest, Ward 1, Ward 2 South, Central Ward 2 and Ward 3) divided, which are led by so-called Neighborhood Advisory Boards.

At the northern Lake Tahoe you will also find the "historical" Ponderosa Ranch the Cartwrights from the TV series Bonanza.


In the 1850s, here is settled first settlers who mainly lived next to some of agriculture by withdrawing settlers on their way to California. In 1869, the Central Pacific, the first trans- American railway line along the old settlers path. In the course of railway construction Reno was officially founded, there was a depot. The city experienced a continuous upswing, which was founded in 1931 with the legalization of gambling in Nevada to boom.

Population Development

¹ 1980-2010: census results

Education and religion

Reno is home to the oldest university in the U.S. state of Nevada, the University of Nevada, Reno ( UNR ), it was founded in 1864. There study about 9400 students.

Reno is the seat of the Diocese of Reno.


Today gambling is the main industry of the city. Compared to Las Vegas is here, however, all " one size smaller ". This is also reflected in the self-description "The Biggest Little City In The World" ( "The Greatest Little City in the World"). The tallest building in Reno, the Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino. It is 125 meters high, has 38 floors and was built in 1995.

Casinos in downtown Reno

T-6 Race, Reno Air Race 2004

Economy and infrastructure

The city has an international airport Reno - Tahoe. Outside the city, in the north, is the airport Reno Stead, who is since 1964 in September every year the scene of the Reno Air Race. On 16 September 2011, the Reno Stead Airport was the scene of a plane crash.

The gas and electric utility Sierra Pacific Resources has his seat companies such as International Game Technology and Bally ( Flipper ) have production facilities here. Furthermore, the Danish watch brand Skagen Designs has its corporate headquarters in Reno.

Neighboring towns

  • Carson City, Fallon, Sparks, Virginia City, Winnemucca

Sons and daughters of the town

Air table