North Carolina

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State o North Carolina
Banner o North Carolina State seal o North Carolina
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): Auld North State; Tar Heel State
Motto(s): Esse quam videri: "Tae be, rather nor tae seem" (offeecial); First in Flicht
Cairt o the Unitit States wi North Carolina heichlichtit
Offeecial leidNone (Inglis de facto)
Spoken leidsAs o 2000
  • Inglis 90.70%
  • Spaingie 6.18%[1]
DemonymNorth Carolinian (offeecial);
Tar Heel (colloquial)
Lairgest ceetyCharlotte
Lairgest metroCharlotte metro aurie
AurieRanked 28t
 • Tot53,819 sq mi
(139,390 km2)
 • Width150 miles (241 km)
 • Lenth560[2] miles (901 km)
 • % watter9.5
 • Latitude33° 50′ N to 36° 35′ N
 • Longitude75° 28′ W to 84° 19′ W
PopulationRanked 9t
 • Tot9,943,964 (2014 est)[3]
 • Density212.2/sq mi  (82.7/km2)
Ranked 15t
 • Median hoosehauld income$54,082[4] (38t[4])
 • Heichest pyntMoont Mitchell[5][6]
6,684 ft (2037 m)
 • Mean700 ft  (210 m)
 • Lawest pyntAtlantic Ocean[5]
sea level
Afore statehuidProvince o North Carolina
Admission to UnionNovember 21, 1789 (12t)
GovrenorRoy Cooper (D)
Lieutenant GovernorDan Forest (R)
LegislaturGeneral Assembly
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. SenatorsRichard Burr (R)
Thom Tillis (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation10 Republicans
3 Democrats (leet)
Time zoneEastren: UTC -5/-4

North Carolina is a state in the Unitit States o Americae, on the east coast. Nor Carolina haes the 10t maist indwallers o aa the States o the U.S., an is the 28t lairgest state bi aurie. The state is dividit intae 100 coonties. The caipital is Raleigh, that alang wi Durham an Chapel Hill is hame tae the lairgest resairch pairk in the Unitit States (Research Triangle Park). The maist populous municipality is Charlotte, that is the third lairgest bankin centre in the Unitit States efter New York City an San Francisco.[7]

The state haes a wide range o elevations, frae sea level on the coast tae 6,684 feet (2,037 m) at Munt Mitchell, the heichest pynt in North Americae east o the Mississippi River.[8] The climate o the coastal plains is strangly influenced bi the Atlantic Ocean. Maist o the state faws in the humid subtropical climate zone. Mair nor 300 miles (500 km) frae the coast, the wastren, muntainous pairt of the state haes a subtropical hieland climate.

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  1. "North Carolina". Modern Language Association. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  2. "North Carolina Climate and Geography". NC Kids Page. North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State. May 8, 2006. Retrieved November 7, 2006.
  3. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 31, 2014. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Median Household Income, from U.S. Census Bureau (from 2007 American Community Survey), U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 9, 2009.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  6. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  7. Roberts, Deon (May 23, 2017). "Goodbye Bragging Rights: Charlotte's no longer the No. 2 U.S. Banking Center". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  8. "Mount Mitchell State Park " History". Retrieved November 7, 2010.

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Coordinates: 35°30′N 80°00′W / 35.5°N 80°W / 35.5; -80