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Capital City:

Raleigh

Statehood:

November 21, 1789 (12th)

Population:

7,670,000

Nickname:

Tar Heel State / Old North State

Motto:

Esse Quam Videri (To Be Rather Than To Seem)

Origin of State Name:

Taken from "Carolus," the Latin word for Charles and named after England's King Charles I.

Counties:

100

Largest Cities:

Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham

Border States:

Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Land Area:

48,843 sq. mi., 28th largest

Highest Point:

Mt. Mitchell, 6,684 ft.

Lowest Point:

Atlantic Ocean, sea level

State Bird:

Cardinal

State Flower:

American Dogwood (cornus florida)

State Tree:

Longleaf Pine (pinus palustris)

State Song:

The Old North State

State Web Site:

www.state.nc.us


For more websites on North Carolina check out North Carolina Links.

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