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North Carolina . USA

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Capital - Raleigh

No. of Counties - 100

Population - 10,698,973

Area - 53,819 sq mi (139,390 km2) sqkm

Pop. Density - 219.64/sq mi (84.80/km2)

Median Household Income - $52,752

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About - North Carolina

Here are some key facts about North Carolina:

  1. Capital: Raleigh
  2. Population: As of the 2020 census, North Carolina had an estimated population of over 10 million people, making it the 9th most populous state in the U.S.
  3. Area: North Carolina covers an area of approximately 53,819 square miles, making it the 28th largest state in the U.S.
  4. Nicknames: "The Tar Heel State" is a commonly used nickname, possibly originating from the state's history of producing tar, pitch, and turpentine from the vast pine forests. It's also known as "The Old North State."
  5. State Bird: The cardinal is the state bird of North Carolina.
  6. State Flower: The dogwood is the state flower.
  7. Economy: North Carolina has a diverse economy, with sectors such as banking, technology, agriculture, and manufacturing playing significant roles.
  8. Higher Education: The state is home to several prestigious universities, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), North Carolina State University (NC State), and Duke University.
  9. Geography: The state features a variety of landscapes, including the Appalachian Mountains in the west, the Piedmont region in the central part of the state, and the Atlantic Coastal Plain in the east.
  10. Tourism: North Carolina is known for its beautiful beaches along the Outer Banks, historic sites such as the Biltmore Estate, vibrant cities like Asheville and Charlotte, and outdoor recreational opportunities in places like Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  11. History: North Carolina played a significant role in early American history, being one of the original 13 colonies. It was also one of the first states to ratify the United States Constitution.
  12. Sports: The state has a rich sports culture, with college basketball, particularly the rivalry between UNC and Duke, being a major focus. NASCAR racing is also popular, with the Charlotte Motor Speedway hosting major events.
  13. Climate: North Carolina generally experiences a humid subtropical climate in the eastern part of the state and a humid continental climate in the western part. Summers are typically hot and humid, while winters are mild to cool.
  14. Government: North Carolina operates under a bicameral General Assembly consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The current governor (as of my last update) is Roy Cooper, a Democrat.
  15. Military Presence: North Carolina is home to several military installations, including Fort Bragg, one of the largest military complexes in the world, and Camp Lejeune, a major Marine Corps base.

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