North Carolina covers 53,821 square miles and has a population of 8,049,313 people. North Carolina’s capital is Raleigh, which has a population of 276,093. Other important cities are Charlotte (pop. 540,828), Greensboro (pop. 223,891),Durham, (pop. 187,035), Winston-Salem (pop. 185,776), Fayetteville (pop. 121,015), Cary (pop. 94,536), High Point (pop. 85,839), Wilmington (pop. 75,838) and Asheville (pop. 68,889).
North Carolina was admitted to Statehood on November21st, 1789 as the 12th state. It’s bordered by Virginia to the north, Tennessee to the west, Georgia to the southwest, South Carolina to the south east and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The state flower is the “Dogwood” and it’s nicknames are the “Old North State” and the “Tar Heel State”. North Carolina’s economy is broken into two categories; agriculture and industry. Poultry and eggs, tobacco, hogs, milk, nursery stock, cattle and soybeans provide for the agricultural side. While Tobacco products, textile goods, chemical products, electric equipment, machinery and tourism provide for the industrial side.