About North Carolina:
Area: 53,819 sq mi (139,390 sq km).
Population: ~ 10,450,000.
Largest cities: Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston–Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point Greenville, Asheville, Wilson, Kannapolis, Apex, Concord, Gastonia, Jacksonville, Chapel Hill, Rocky Mount, Burlington, Huntersville, Hickory, Wake Forest, Indian Trail, Goldsboro, Mooresville, Matthews, Sanford, Garner, Monroe, Salisbury, New Bern, Holly Springs, Cornelius, Thomasville, Asheboro, Statesville, Kinston, Carrboro, Havelock, Mint Hill, Kernersville, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Lumberton, Shelby, Nags Head.
National parks: Great Smoky Mountains.
North Carolina is a state in the United States that is located in the country's southeastern region.North Carolina is the 28th largest and 9th most populous of the 50 United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, and Tennessee to the west. Raleigh is the state capital, and Charlotte is its largest city. North Carolina's Mount Mitchell, at 6,684 feet (2,037 m), is the highest point in North America east of the Mississippi River.
The Charlotte metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 2,569,213 in 2018, is the most populous metropolitan area in North Carolina, the 23rd most populous in the United States, and the largest banking center in the country after New York City. The Raleigh metropolitan area is the second-largest metropolitan area in the state, with an estimated population of 1,362,540 in 2018; it is also home to the largest research park in the United States, Research Triangle Park.
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