The US state of North Carolina is located in the southeastern region of the United States. Map of North Carolina covers 53,819 square miles area making it the 28th most extensive state of the country. North Carolina is the 9th most populous state in the country. It has a population of 10.5 million people (est. in 2019). Raleigh is the state capital of North Carolina while Charlotte is its largest city. The state borders by Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
North Carolina first came in contact with the Europeans. Spanish explorer Juan Pardo established Fort San Juan in the area in 1567. North Carolina was a royal colony in 1729 and is one of the original Thirteen Colonies of the United States. On November 21, 1789, North Carolina ratify the United States Constitution. It became the twelfth state to enter the new union. In 1794, Raleigh has declared the capital.
North Carolina’s geography provides residents and visitors a stunning scenery, including some of the best freshwater and saltwater fishing venues anywhere. North Carolina’s Mount Mitchell is the highest point with a height of 6,684 feet (2,037 m). It is the most important banking center in the US, next only to NYC (New York City).
Political Map of North Carolina
North Carolina is located in the southeastern region of the United States. Political Map of North Carolina bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, and Tennessee in the west. Raleigh is the state capital of North Carolina while Charlotte is its largest city of the state. Esse quam videri is a Latin phrase meaning “To be, rather than to seem” is the state motto of North Carolina adopted in 1893.
County Map of North Carolina
The County Map of North Carolina is divided into 100 counties. The establishment of North Carolina counties started in 1668 with the creation of Albemarle County. It ends with the creation of Avery and Hoke counties in 1911. As of July 1, 2019, Wake County is the most populous county in the Carolinas with a population of 1,111,761. Dare County is the largest county in North Carolina with a total area of 1,563 sq mi (4,050 km2).
Geography Map of North Carolina
North Carolina is the southeastern state of the United States. The state borders by Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Geography Map of North Carolina spread over an area of 53,819 square miles. The highest point in the state is Mount Mitchell at 2037 m (6,684 ft).
From east to west, The geography of North Carolina consists of four different regions. The sandy islands of the Outer Banks, the Atlantic Coastal Plain, The Piedmont Plateau, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Great Smoky Mountains are the major geographic region of the state.
The major river of North Carolina: Black River, Broad River, Cape Fear River, Deep River, Don River, French Broad River, Haw River, Lumber River, Neuse River, Pee Dee River, Roanoke River, Rocky River, South River, Tar River, and Yadkin River.
Transportation Map of North Carolina
Transportation Map of North Carolina in North Carolina consists of air, water, road, rail, and public transportation including intercity rail. I-26, I-40, I-42, I-73, I-74, I-77, I-85, I-87, I-95, I-140, I-240, I-440, I-540, I-840, I-274, I-277, I-285, I-485, I-587, I-785, I-885, I-295, I-495, I-795 are the interstate highways of the state. The largest airport in the state is Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. North Carolina has good rail connectivity with Amtrak which connects it to most of the cities in the county.
Cities Map of North Carolina
Raleigh is the state capital of North Carolina while Charlotte is its largest city of the state. Largest cities in North Carolina are Charlotte (872,000), Raleigh (469,000), Greensboro (295,000), Durham (274,000), Winston-Salem (246,000), Fayetteville (209,000), Cary (168,000), Wilmington (122,000), High Point (112,000).
Other cities and towns in North Carolina:
Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Atlantic, Boone, Burlington, Chapel Hill, Clinton, Franklin, Lumberton, Manteo, Monroe, Morehead City, Mount Airy, Murphy, Nags Head, New Bern, Oxford, Reidsville, Salisbury, Sanford, Shelby, Smithfield, Southern Pines, Statesville, Tarboro, Washington, Waynesville, Whiteville, Williamston, and Wilson.