North Carolina
North Carolina

Nicknames: The Tar Heel State and The Old North State
Mottos: Esse quam videri (official); First in Flight
North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west and Virginia to the north. North Carolina contains 100 counties. Its capital is Raleigh, and its largest city is Charlotte. In the past five decades, North Carolina's economy has undergone a transition from heavy reliance upon tobacco and furniture making to a more diversified economy with engineering, biotechnology, and finance sectors.

North Carolina has a wide range of elevations, from sea level on the coast to 6,684 feet (2,037 m) at Mt. Mitchell, the highest point in the Eastern US. The climate of the coastal plains is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the state falls in the humid subtropical climate zone. More than 300 miles (500 km) from the coast, the western, mountainous part of the state has a subtropical highland climate.

From 2008 North Carolina has been the fastest growing state in the United States. The secret is out North Carolina is the better place to be. It's got 4 wonderful seasons and fabulous weather. People here are generally easy going and friendly and come from all over the globe. North Carolina is my new home.
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