North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina heading

Quick Facts

Capital City:  Raleigh

Abbreviation: NC 

Population (2019): 10,488,084; Rank: 9 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region: South

Admission to Statehood: November 21, 1789 (12th State)

State Motto: Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable

State Nickname: The Tar Heel State

Origin of State Name: Taken from Carolus, the Latin word for Charles, and named after England’s King Charles I

Area Codes: 252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919, 980

Zip Codes: North Carolina Zip Codes

 

State Symbols

Bird: Cardinal | List of State Birds

Flag:  
That the flag
of North Carolinashall consist of a blue union, containing in the center thereof a white star with the letter N in gilt on the left and the letter C in gilt on the right of said star, the circle containing the same to be one-third the width of the union. The fly of the flag shall consist of two equally proportioned bars; the upper bar to be red, the lower bar to be white; that the length of the bars horizontally shall be equal to the perpendicular length of the union, and the total length of the flag shall be one-third more than its width. That above the star in the center of the union there shall be a gilt scroll in semi-circular form, containing in black letters this inscription “May 20th, 1775”, and that below the star there shall be a similar scroll containing in black letters the inscription: “April 12th, 1776”.   Get this Flag

Flower: Dogwood (Cornus florida) | Other State Flowers

Soil: Cecil

Song:  “The Old North State” | Words by: William Gaston | Music by: Mrs. E.E. Randolph Other State Songs | Sheet Music

Tree: Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) | Other State Trees

Quarter: North Carolina Quarter | List of State Quarters

 

Geography

north Carolina on a state map

 

Area:

  • Area: 53,821 sq.mi (139,396 sq.km.), 28th
  • Land: 48,718 sq.mi. (126,179 sq.km.), 29th
  • Water: 5,103 sq.mi. (13,217 sq.km.), 10th
  • Coastline: 301 mi. (484 km.), 7th
  • Shoreline: 3,375 mi. (5,432 km.), 6th

Largest Cities: Charlotte | Raleigh | Greensboro | Winston-Salem | Fayetteville | Cary | Wilmington | High Point | Greenville

Border States: Georgia | South Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia | List of US Regions

Highest Point: Mt. Mitchell; 6,684 feet, (2,037 m.) 16th tallest

Lowest Point: North Carolina; sea level, tied for 3rd lowest

Geographic Center: Chatham, 10 miles northwest of Sanford

National Parks:  

Location: North Carolina; sea level, tied for 3rd lowest

 

State Government

Governor: Roy Cooper (D)

Senators:  Richard Burr (R) Thom Tillis (R)

Representatives:  House Senate

Constitution:   North Carolina’s Constitution

Electoral College Votes:  15 votes

 

Economy

Agriculture: Poultry and eggs, tobacco, hogs, milk, nursery stock, cattle, soybeans.
Industry: Tobacco products, textile goods, chemical products, electric equipment, machinery, tourism

White Pages: North Carolina White Pages

Education