North Carolina

"Esse Quam Videri!" (To Be Rather Than To Seem)

Welcome to North Carolina!

General Statistics

North Carolina is the 12th state made in the U.S.A. It is the 10th populous state and is the 28th biggest state in the U.S. Its largest city is Charlotte. It is 53,821 square miles and has the population of 9,848,060 residents. North Carolina has 100 counties and its major industries are farming (tobacco, etc.), textiles and furniture.

*State bird: Cardinal

*State flower: Flowering Dogwood

*State tree: Longleaf Pine

The flag was made in 1885 and the states main colors are: red, blue, and white

North Carolina is 1 hour ahead of Midwest states, and 2 hours ahead of the other regions, all but it's own region. It's capital is Raleigh.

Geography

The geography in North Carolina varies. There are:

*Coastal Plains

*Tide water

West:

*Piedmont Plateau-- red clay, lakes and rivers pass by

*Mountains with the soil that's rocky and thin

*Beaches

*Swamps

*Lagoons

Fall lane:

*Waterfalls

*River rapids

Climate

North Carolina's climate stays in a good range throughout the year. In the summer, it is mostly hot and humid, and in the winter, it's average temperatures are above freezing, but still somewhat cold. There are normally floods in the spring, and possibly hurricanes in the summer and in the fall.

Big image

History

Residents built earthwork mounds in North Carolina used for ceremonial and religious purposes. If they succeeded, they continued to build new mounds or add on to their other ones. Then, the Mississippian Culture built large complex cities. Finally, after lots of commotion, North Carolina became the 12th state of the U.S.

Education

In 1795, North Carolina opened their first public university in the U.S named the University of North Carolina, and is now named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More than 200 years later, North Carolina created 17 more public universities. North Carolina now has also 58 public community colleges.

Tourism and Music

Tourism:

*North Carolina attracts tons of tourism at the Appalachian Mountains, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, and hundreds more!!

Music:

*North Carolina is known for jazz music and almost everyone there loves jazz. North Carolina was home to many famous jazz musicians!

Big image

Fun Facts

Did you know...

*The Wright Brothers completed their first successful flight of a mechanic airplane over the sands of Kitty Hawk in 1903

*North Carolina had the first known miniature golf course

*Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run in Fayetteville, 1914

*North Carolina was the first state to declare independence from England

*The first Pepsi was created in North Carolina

*The Biltmore Estate is the largest private house in the whole world with 250 rooms