State Facts

C A P I T A L
Raleigh

G O V E R N O R
Roy Cooper

S E N A T O R S
Richard Burr
Thom Tillis

 

L I C E N S E P L A T E
L O G O

N.C. License Plate

C I T I E S
Charlotte: 731,434
Raleigh: 403,892
Greensboro: 269,666
Winston-Salem: 229,617
Durham: 228,330
Fayetteville: 200,564
Cary: 135,234

Wilmington:106,476
High Point: 104,371
Jacksonville: 70,145

S T A T E F L O W E R
Dogwood

S T A T E T R E E
Pine

S T A T E B I R D
Cardinal

S T A T E G E M
Emerald

S T A T E S E A L

State Seal

S T A T E H O O D
November 21, 1789
12th in the Union

S T A T E M O T T O
Esse Quam Videri
(To be rather than to seem)

S T A T E N I C K N A M E
The Old North State or
The Tar Heel State

S T A T E B E V E R A G E
Milk

Cardinal

Dogwood

P O P U L A T I O N
2010 census:
9,535,483
9th among states

T O T A L A R E A
48,718 Sq Mi
29th among states

F U N F A C T S
The University of North Carolina was the first public university in the United States to open its doors.

The first known miniature golf course was in Fayetteville, NC.

The Halifax Resolves were passed on April 12, 1776 by the Fourth Provincial Congress of North Carolina that met at Halifax County, North Carolina. The Halifax resolves were the first official action by a colony calling for independence.

The first state art museum in the country is located in Raleigh.

The first Pepsi was created and served in New Bern, North Carolina in 1898

S T A T E F L A G

N.C. Flag