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Quick Facts: North Carolina
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Capital City: Raleigh

North Carolina: Map and State Flag

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Nickname: Tar Heel State / Old North State
Motto: Esse Quam Videri (To Be Rather Than To Seem)
Statehood: November 21, 1789 (12th)
Origin of State's Name: Taken from "Carolus," the Latin word for Charles and named after England's King Charles I.
Largest Cities: Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham
Border States: Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Land Area: 48,718 sq. mi., 29th largest
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower: American Dogwood (cornus florida)
State Tree: Longleaf Pine (pinus palustris)
State Song: The Old North State
E-mail your Congressperson: U.S. House: 112th Congress
U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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