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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

  • ELIZABETH CITY

    Elizabeth City is a City in Pasquotank county with -20 000 inhabitants.

  • ROANOKE RAPIDS

    Roanoke Rapids is a City in Halifax county with -20 000 inhabitants.

  • LENOIR

    Lenoir is a City in Caldwell county with -20 000 inhabitants.

  • CARRBORO

    Carrboro is a Town in Orange county with -20 000 inhabitants.

  • HENDERSON

    Henderson is a City in Vance county with -20 000 inhabitants.

  • EDEN

    Eden is a City in Rockingham county with -20 000 inhabitants.

  • LAURINBURG

    Laurinburg is a City in Scotland county with -20 000 inhabitants.

  • ALBEMARLE

    Albemarle is a City in Stanly county with -20 000 inhabitants.

  • REIDSVILLE

    Reidsville is a City in Rockingham county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • CLEMMONS

    Clemmons is a Village in Forsyth county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • BOONE

    Boone is a Town in Watauga county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • GRAHAM

    Graham is a City in Alamance county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • NEWTON

    Newton is a City in Catawba county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • SMITHFIELD

    Smithfield is a Town in Johnston county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • HOPE MILLS

    Hope Mills is a Town in Cumberland county with -15 000 inhabitants.

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