Category: North Carolina
North Carolina, with the postal abbreviation NC is one among the 50 states in the United States, situated in the Southeastern part of the country. North Carolina is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the east, Tennessee on the west, Virginia in the north and Georgia and South Carolina in the south. The two biggest metropolitan regions of North Carolina, such as its biggest city, Charlotte and its capital, Raleigh are among the leading ten fastest-developing cities in the country. The economy of the state in the past five decades has undergone a change from heavy dependence upon textiles, tobacco and furniture-manufacture to a more expanded economy with energy, engineering, finance sectors and biotechnology. The state of North Carolina has an extensive array of altitudes, from sea level on the shore to 6,684 feet at Mount Mitchell, the uppermost point in the Eastern part of the United States. North Carolina is the 10th most thickly populated, 28th most wide-ranging among the 50 states of the country.
North Carolina was the 12th state admitted to the union on the 21st of November 1789. The total land area of North Carolina is 53,819 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 28 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 5,200 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 100 counties in North Carolina among which the Avery County and the Hoke County were the most recent counties formed in the state, in the year 1911.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of North Carolina was 8,049,313. Among the counties of the North Carolina State, the most populous county is the Mecklenburg County with the population of 919,628, and the Tyrrell County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 4,407.
As of 2010, there are 15 State Electoral Votes in North Carolina. The State Quarter issue Date of North Carolina is March 12, 2001. The state motto of North Carolina is “To be, rather than to seem“.
Tar Heel State or Old North State is the nickname of the state of North Carolina. The name of the state bird of North Carolina is the Cardinal. Longleaf Pine is the state tree of North Carolina, and the Dogwood is the state flower. Raleigh City is the state capital of North Carolina. The Charlotte City is the biggest of all cities in North Carolina by population, and the same city ranks first in total land area, too. The Roanoke City is the oldest city in North Carolina. The North Carolina State is served by seven area codes, such as 252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919 and 980.