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Miss USA Nia Sanchez

Learns Name of Nevada Capital ...

Even Finds It On a Map

7/17/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Miss USA Nia Sanchez ... who famously couldn't name the capital city of Nevada -- even though she competed as Miss Nevada -- paid her first official visit Wednesday to, um, that place.

The brunette beauty traveled to Carson City to meet with Mayor Bob Crowell … who diplomatically neglected to mention Nia's faux pas.

Sanchez caught some heat for competing in Miss NV, even though she grew up in Cali -- classic carpetbaggery -- and she only made matters worse when she wasn't able to name Nevada's capital.

Sources close to Nia tell us … she purposely made Carson City her first stop on her Nevada apology homecoming tour … since winning the Miss USA crown last month. 


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