Reno is a city in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is in Northern Nevada, approximately 22 miles (35km) from Lake Tahoe. Known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", Reno is famous for its hotel and casinos and as the birthplace of Harrah's Entertainment (now known as Caesars Entertainment Corporation). It is the county seat of Washoe County, in the northwestern part of the state. The city sits in a high desert at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and its downtown area (along with Sparks) occupies a valley informally known as the Truckee Meadows. It is named after Jesse L. Reno.
Reno is the most populous Nevada city outside of Clark County and the Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA valley region, with an estimated population of 241,445 in 2015, and is the third most populous city in the state after Las Vegas and Henderson.
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