Map North Carolina

Map North Carolina

Introduce

North Carolina or North Carolina is a state south of the United States. As one of the first states, it was the first British colony in the Americas. This is also where the Wright brothers' first flights were by plane - the first instruments to fly were heavier than air.
North Carolina North Carolina is located in the southeastern region of the United States. North Carolina is also known as 'North Cackalacky', 'Old North State' and 'Tar Heel State'. According to the latest statistics, out of the 50 states of the United States, North Carolina is the ninth most populous state in the country. Capital of North Carolina is in Raleigh, while its largest city is Charlotte. There are 100 counties in North Carolina.

History

North Carolina Native American tribes lived in North Carolina before Europeans arrived. Some of these were the Cape Fear, Chowanoke, Waxhaw, Catawba and Waccamaw Indians, to name a few. North Carolina first made contact with Europeans when Spanish explorer Juan Pardo founded Fort San Juan in 1567. In the early 18th century, North Carolina, along with South Carolina territory, was one of Thirteen British Colonies. It was originally called the Province of Carolina, but in 1729 the northern and southern parts were split. The state was admitted to the Union in 1789, and in 1792, Raleigh became the capital of North Carolina. During the American War of Independence, only 7,800 people of the state served under George Washington. During the American Civil War, North Carolina was a member of the Confederate states and declared secession from the Union on May 20, 1861. By 1865, the states of the Confederation had been defeated. and then the Era of Reconstruction began. Badly hit during the Great Depression, the post-World War 2 period saw significant growth in the state's economy. By the 1990s, the state had become a major banking center.

Geography

North Carolina North Carolina was spread over an area of 53,819 square miles. The state shares borders with South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Atlantic Ocean. North Carolina is divided into three regions: the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the central Piedmont and the Mountains. The western part of North Carolina is part of the Appalachian Mountains. Some of the sub-ranges of these Great Mountains that form part of the state include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains, and Black Mountains. The state's highest point is Mt Mitchell, 6,684 feet high. The four river basins located entirely within North Carolina are the White Oak, Cape Fear, Neuse and Tar-Pamlico.

Travel

Tourist destination in North Carolina North Carolina is a popular tourist destination. A trip down to Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington is most recommended. Stationed here is the USS North Carolina, which played an important role in World War 2. Walking through the ship allows viewers to witness some of its unique attractions. Linville Gorge and Falls are one of the most picturesque canyons in the entire eastern United States. Chimney Rock State Park is home to many acres of trees and a variety of flora and fauna. Other places worth visiting include Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina Aquarium, North Carolina Zoo, Outside Bank and NASCAR Hall of Fame, to name a few.

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