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 Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
North Carolina Map Facts
- Nickname: The Tar Heel State
- Statehood: 1789; 12th state
- Population (as of July 2015): 10,042,802
- Capital: Raleigh
- Biggest City: Charlotte
- Abbreviation: NC
- State bird: cardinal
- State flower: flowering dogwood
Raleigh is the state capital of North Carolina while Charlotte is the 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 Major Cities and Towns
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.