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** North Carolina **

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This article is about the U.S. state of North Carolina. For other uses, see
North Carolina (disambiguation).
"The Old North State" redirects here. For the song of the same name, see
The Old North State (song).

State of North Carolina
Flag of North Carolina State seal of North CarolinaFlag Seal

Nickname(s): Old North State; Tar Heel State
Motto(s): Esse quam videri: "To be, rather than to seem" (official); First
in Flight
Map of the United States with North Carolina highlighted
Official language English^[1]
Spoken languages As of 2000

· English 90.70%
· Spanish 6.18%^[2]

Demonym North Carolinian (official);
Tar Heel (colloquial)
Capital Raleigh
Largest city Charlotte
Largest metro Charlotte metro area
Area Ranked 28th
 â€¢ Total 53,819 sq mi
(139,390 km^2)
 â€¢ Width 170 miles (261 km)
 â€¢ Length 560^[3] miles (901 km)
 â€¢ % water 9.5
 â€¢ Latitude 33° 50′ N to 36° 35′ N
 â€¢ Longitude 75° 28′ W to 84° 19′ W
Population Ranked 9th
 â€¢ Total 10,042,802 (2015 est)^[4]
 â€¢ Density 212.2/sq mi  (83.1/km^2)
Ranked 15th
 â€¢ Median household income $54,082 (38th)
 â€¢ Highest point Mount Mitchell^[5]^[6]
6,684 ft (2037 m)
 â€¢ Mean 700 ft  (210 m)
 â€¢ Lowest point Atlantic Ocean^[5]
sea level
Before statehood Province of North Carolina
Admission to Union November 21, 1789 (12th)
Governor Pat McCrory (R)
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest (R)
Legislature General Assembly
 â€¢ Upper house Senate
 â€¢ Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R)
Thom Tillis (R)
U.S. House delegation 10 Republicans
3 Democrats (list)
Time zone Eastern: UTC -5/-4
ISO 3166 US-NC
Abbreviations NC

*North Carolina* (Listen^i/ˌnɔːrθ kærəˈlaɪnə/)
is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state
borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west,
Virginia to


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