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North Carolina

North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States; it is south of Virginia, east of Tennessee, north of South Carolina, and west of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the 9th most populous with 10,488,084 inhabitants in 2019. Its capital is Raleigh, but its largest city is Charlotte. Its governor is Roy Cooper.

North Carolina’s climate ranges from medium continental conditions in the mountain region, though summers are cooler and rainfall heavier, to the subtropical conditions of the state’s southeastern corner. July and August are the wettest months, and October and November are the driest. Vegetation varies greatly throughout the state, primarily because of the geographic and climatic differences between the three main regions. However, changes effected by human habitation are perhaps becoming an equally significant determinant of the state’s biodiversity. Although more than half the state is still covered with forests, many trees have been cut and burned, not only affecting animal life by changing important habitats, but also contributing to soil erosion and leaching.

Plenty of famous folks were born in North Carolina, like jazz coming from the slave culture: slaves of African descent were an important part of the early North Carolina population; the labour-intensive crops of rice, indigo, tobacco, and cotton stimulated the spread of slavery in the state, especially after the appearance of the cotton gin in the 1790s. In the early 21st century, African Americans accounted for about one-fifth of the population.

A specific place to visit are the Outer Banks: a group of islands with beaches, state parks, and shipwreck-diving sites. One of those islands, Roanoke Island, was home to the first colony of English settlers in the New World. In the late 1500s the settlers disappeared, and historians are still trying to solve the mystery of the Lost Colony.

If you want information about your city in North Carolina, click on the North Carolina city names or North Carolina town names below:

Complete List of Cities in North Carolina


    Charlotte is a City in Mecklenburg county with -750 000 inhabitants.


    Raleigh is a City in Wake county with -500 000 inhabitants.


    Greensboro is a City in Guilford county with -300 000 inhabitants.


    Winston-Salem is a City in Forsyth county with -250 000 inhabitants.


    Durham is a City in Durham county with -250 000 inhabitants.


    Fayetteville is a City in Cumberland county with -250 000 inhabitants.

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    Cary is a Town in Wake county with -150 000 inhabitants.


    Wilmington is a City in New Hanover county with -150 000 inhabitants.


    High Point is a City in Davidson county with -150 000 inhabitants.


    Greenville is a City in Pitt county with -100 000 inhabitants.


    Asheville is a City in Buncombe county with -100 000 inhabitants.


    Concord is a City in Cabarrus county with -100 000 inhabitants.


    Gastonia is a City in Gaston county with -75 000 inhabitants.


    Jacksonville is a City in Onslow county with -75 000 inhabitants.


    Rocky Mount is a City in Nash county with -75 000 inhabitants.


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