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Official North Carolina County and City Sites
  • Capital: Raleigh
  • Population: 8,049,313
  • Entered the Union: November 21, 1789
  • As the: 12th state
  • Motto: Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem)
  • Nickname: Tar Heel State
  • Flower: Dogwood
  • Bird: Cardinal
  • Song: The Old North State
  • Sports Teams: Charlotte Hornets (Basketball) and Carolina Panthers (Football)
  • Origin of Name: In honor of Charles I of England
  • Major Industries: furniture, tobacco, brick, textile products, metalworking,
  • Historical Sites: The Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk, Guilford Courthouse and Moores Creek National Military
  • Points of Interest: The Great Smoky Mountains, the Blue Ridge National Parkway, and the Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores.
  • Bordering States: Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia

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