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|Population (1994): 7,007,000
(11th in size)
State size: 52,669 square miles (28th in size)
State Capital: Raleigh (named after Sir Walter Raleigh, an English navigator)
Major cities: Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh and Winston-Salem
Admission to union: The 12th State
Date entered the union: November 21, 1789
Origin of state name: Named after King Charles I of England
Nicknames: The Tar Heel State and the Old North State
Bordering states: Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia and South Carolina, with the Atlantic Ocean on the east.
State bird: Cardinal
State flower: Dogwood
State tree: Pine
Motto: To Be, Rather Than To Seem
|Great Smokey Mountains National Park and Mt. Mitchell.|
|Many tourist attractions including beaches, forests and mountains.|
|North Carolina is a major industrial state with manufacturing such as telecommunications, electronics, textiles, furniture paper, cigarettes and processed foods. Agriculture includes tobacco, corn and soybeans. Tourism also plays an important part of the economy.|
|North Carolina was first explored by the French and Spanish, but was settled by the British in 1663. The Wright Brothers made the first ever air flight at Kitty Hawk, on the North Carolina coast.|
North Carolina State Flag
|North Carolina State Government home page|
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