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Click for Official North Carolina State Website
Capital City: Raleigh Capitol Tour
Location: 35.821N, 078.658W
  • Admission to Statehood: November 21, 1789
  • Ancestry and Genealogy: North Carolina State Database
  • Area: 53821 sq.mi, ranks 28th
    • Land 48718 sq. mi., ranks 29th
    • Water 5103 sq.mi., ranks 10th
    • Coastline 301 mi., ranks 7th
    • Shoreline 3,375 mi., ranks 6th
  • Area Codes: 252 - 336 - 704 - 828 - 910 - 919 - 980
  • Bird: Cardinal
  • Border States: Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
  • Cam World: Live Web Cams
  • City Guides: North Carolina City Guides
  • Climate: North Carolina
  • Colleges, Universities: North Carolina
  • Constitution: 12th State
  • County Profile: Text List 100 Counties
  • Courts: Judicial System
  • Current Events: North Carolina News Headlines
  • Department of: Education Licensure
  • Driving: DMV
  • Economy:
    • Agriculture: Poultry and eggs, tobacco, hogs, milk, nursery stock, cattle, soybeans.
    • Industry: Tobacco products, textile goods, chemical products, electric equipment, machinery, tourism.
  • Editorial Cartoons: Cartoonists Index
  • Fast Facts: 50states List
  • Flag: Click for detailed North Carolina Flag
    That the flag of North Carolina shall consist of a blue union, containing in the center thereof a white star with the letter N in gilt on the left and the letter C in gilt on the right of said star, the circle containing the same to be one-third the width of the union. The fly of the flag shall consist of two equally proportioned bars; the upper bar to be red, the lower bar to be white; that the length of the bars horizontally shall be equal to the perpendicular length of the union, and the total length of the flag shall be one-third more than its width. That above the star in the center of the union there shall be a gilt scroll in semi-circular form, containing in black letters this inscription "May 20th, 1775," and that below the star there shall be a similar scroll containing in black letters the inscription: "April 12th, 1776." Get this Flag
  • Flower: Dogwood Cornus florida
  • Genealogical Resources: Genealogy.com Cyndi's List Historical Societies
  • Geographic Center: Chatham, 10 miles northwest of Sanford
  • Governor: Michael F. Easley (D)
  • Highest Point: Mt. Mitchell ; 6,684 feet, 16th
  • Highway Markers: North Carolina Resource Manual
  • History: Historical Civil War
  • Largest Cities:
  • Library: North Carolina
  • License Plates: North Carolina
  • Lowest Point: Atlantic coast; sea level, 3rd
  • Maps: Rand McNally DMOZ Blank Outline Map 50states List Click for detailed North Carolina counties map
  • Media: Radio TV
  • Motto: Esse quam videri
    • To be, rather than to seem
  • Museums: The Virtual Library
  • National Forest: North Carolina
  • Newspapers:
  • Nickname: Old North State / Tar Heel State
  • Origin of state's name: Taken from "Carolus," the Latin word for Charles and named after England's King Charles I
  • Pen Pals: Penpalworld.com
  • Permanent Residents: Find A Grave
  • Population: Quick facts 8,049,313 ; 11th, 12/00
  • Presidental Birthplace:
  • Public Records: North Carolina
  • Real Estate: North Carolina
  • Representatives:
  • Road Side America: North Carolina
  • Soil: North Carolina - Cecil
  • Song: The Old North State 50states List Sheet Music
    • words by: William Gaston
    • music by: Mrs. E.E. Randolph
  • Sports: College High School League Professional Stadiums - Arenas
  • State Parks: North Carolina
  • State Quarters: North Carolina
  • Symbols: NC state library
  • Topography: Image Coastal plains and tidewater in two-fifths of state, extending to the fall line of the rivers; piedmont plateau, another two-fifths, of gentle to rugged hills; southern Appalachian Mountains contain Blue Ridge and Great Smokey Mountains.
  • Travel: North Carolina Travel
  • Tree: Longleaf Pine Pinus Plant a Historic Tree, Today!
  • Unclaimed Funds: North Carolina
  • Veteran Affairs: North Carolina VA
  • Vital Records: North Carolina Vital Records
  • Weather: Raleigh / Durham, Raleigh-Durham International

    Designation Symbol / Emblem Adopted
    Blue Berry Blueberry 2001
    Beverage Milk 1987
    Bird Cardinal 1943
    Colors Red and Blue 1945
    Dog Plott Hound 1989
    Flag Look Up! 1885
    Flower Dogwood 1941
    Fruit Scuppernong Grape 2001
    Great Seal Look Up! 1893
    Historical Boat Shad Boat 1987
    Insect Honeybee 1973
    Language English 1987
    Mammal Grey Squirrel 1969
    Military Academy Oak Ridge Military Academy, Oak Ridge 1991
    Northeastern Watermelon Festival Hertford County Watermelon Festival 1993
    Red Berry Strawberry 2001
    Reptile Eastern Box Turtle 1979
    Rock Granite 1979
    Saltwater Fish Channel Bass 1971
    Shell Scotch Bonnet 1965
    Song The Old North State 1947
    Stone Emerald 1973
    Tartan Carolina Tartan 1991
    Toast " A Toast " to North Carolina 1957
    Tree Pine 1963
    Vegetable Sweet Potato 1995
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