Las Vegas, officially the city of Las Vegas and often simply called Vegas, is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the proper city of the Las Vegas Valley. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife and is the premier financial and cultural center in southern Nevada.
The city bills itself as the entertainment capital of the world and is famous for its mega casino hotels and related entertainment. Las Vegas is a growing retirement and family city and the 30th most populous city in the United States. The 2013 census estimates had a population of 603,488. The 2013 population in the Las Vegas metropolitan area was 2,027,828. The city is one of the top three destinations in the United States for conventions, business meetings and meetings and one of the wealthiest major cities in the country. Additionally, the city’s metropolitan area has more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world and is a world leader in hospitality. Today, Las Vegas is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world