North Carolina

By:Brooklyn Strang

State Statistics

Capital-Raleigh
Admitted to the United States-1789
Motto "To be rather than to seem"
Population-8,049,313
Largest cities
  • Charolette-395,934
  • Raleigh-207,951
  • Greensboro-183,521
  • Winton Salem-143,485
  • Durhamm-136,611
  • Fayetville-75,695

Border States

  • Virginia
  • Tennessee
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia

Nickname-The Tarheel State

State Song-The Old North State

State Geography

Landforms
  • Coastal Plains
  • Mountains
  • Rivers
  • Waterfalls
  • Lakes

Natural Resources

  • Stone
  • Granite
  • Clay
  • Feldspar

State Symbols

Extra Information

Fun Facts

  • It use to be illegal to sing out of tune
  • North Carolina is the Tarheel State because soldiers stood bravely in battle as if they had tar on their heels
  • It use to be illegal to drink milk or water on a train
  • leads states in textiles and household furniture