North Carolina State
North Carolina is a southeastern U.S. state with a landscape ranging from Atlantic Ocean beaches to the Appalachian Mountains. Charlotte, the state’s largest city, is home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and museums such as the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The state motto (“First in Flight”) honors the Wright Brothers, who flew their first plane in Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks, barrier islands lined with popular beaches.
State Capital: Raleigh.
North Carolina state is one of the 13 original states of the US. North Carolina is situated on the Atlantic coast midway between Florida and New York. New Carolina shares a border with Virginia to the north, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, Tennessee to the west and faces the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
One of the wettest state in the country, the terrain of North Carolina has vast marshlands in the coastal area and is home to many lakes in the Appalachian and Piedmont regions. North Carolina offers many diverse choices in cultures and lifestyle. The state capital of North Carolina is Raleigh.
The history of North Carolina is tied close to the early attempts of colonization by the English in North America. In the northeast of North Caroline lies a Roanoke Island which is part of the island-fringed coast. This was the site of the famous "lost colony" that disappeared sometime after the original landing in 1587. The eastern region continues to retain of the past colonial life.
In the Piedmont region lies the hub of population and industry in North Carolina while the mountains of the west continue to retain the rural culture, including the native Cherokee community that stayed there for centuries.
From the mid-20th century, North Carolina experienced high population growth that exceeded that of the national average. This was due to its fast growing economy and North Carolina had one of the nation's strongest manufacturing industries. Apart from manufacturing, the services industry grew and help North Carolina kept its economic growth in line with the US economy.
The Main Cities in North Carolina
Below are the top 10 largest cities in the state of North Carolina and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Charlotte - 731,424
2. Raleigh - 403,892
3. Greensboro - 269,666
4. Winston-Salem - 229,617
5. Durham - 228,330
6. Fayetteville - 200,564
7. Cary - 135,234
8. Wilmington - 106,476
9. High Point - 104,371
10. Greenville - 84,554
Famous Landmarks in North Carolina
Below are some of North Carolina’s most visited landmarks:
-The Biltmore is one of America's most famous estates, and one of the best remaining examples of the Gilded Age. A veritable American castle, often likened to America’s Versailles, it was built by George Washington Vanderbilt between 1889 and 1895, and is the US’ largest privately owned house, with 250 rooms (43 alone are bathrooms).
Tallest Buildings in North Carolina
Below are the tallest buildings in Carolina:
-The Bank of America Corporate Center in Charlotte is the tallest building in North Carolina. At 60 floors and 871 feet tall, it holds Bank of America’s world headquarters.
1. Bank of America Corporate Centre (60 stories; 871 feet)
2. Duke Energy Centre (54 stories; 786 feet)
3. Hearst Tower (47 stories; 659 feet)
4. One Wells Fargo Centre (42 stories; 588 feet)
5. The Vue (51 stories; 560 feet)
6. PNC Plaza (32 stories; 538 feet)
7. Bank of America Plaza (40 stories; 503 feet)
8. 1 Bank of America Centre (32 stories; 484 feet)
9. 100 North Main Street (34 stories; 460 feet)
10. Three Wells Fargo Centre (32 stories; 460 feet)
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