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Welcome to North Carolina

North Carolina is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west and Virginia to the north. The capital is Raleigh and the largest city is Charlotte, North Carolina. The state was one of the original English Thirteen Colonies and was originally known as Province of Carolina. It was also the location of the first successful controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air flight, by the Wright brothers.

The population of North Carolina was estimated at 9,222,414 in 2008 and it is the fourth-fastest growing state in the United States.

North Carolina has a wide range of elevations, from sea level on the coast to 6,684 feet (2,037 m) in the mountains. The Coastal Plain region has mild temperatures in the winter and moderate in the summer. The Piedmont region has hotter summers and colder winters than the coast.

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Aberdeen Ahoskie Albemarle
Andrews Angier Archdale
Arden Asheboro Asheville
Atlantic Beach Aurora Ayden
Badin Bailey Bath
Beaufort Belhaven Belmont
Benson Bessemer City Bethel
Biscoe Black Mountain Blowing Rock
Boone Boonville Brevard
Broadway Bryson City Bunn
Bunnlevel Burgaw Burlington
Burnsville Buxton Calabash
Candler Candor Canton
Cape Carteret Carolina Beach Carrboro
Cary Cashiers Castle Hayne
Chadbourn Chapel Hill Charlotte
Cherokee Cherryville Chimney Rock
China Grove Claremont Clarkton
Clayton Clemmons Cleveland
Clinton Clyde Coats
Colfax Concord Conover
Cornelius Corolla Dallas
Davidson Denver Dobson
Dunn Durham East Bend
Eden Edenton Elizabeth City
Elizabethtown Elkin Ellerbe
Elm City Elon Emerald Isle
Enfield Enka Fair Bluff
Fairmont Fairview Farmville
Fayetteville Flat Rock Fletcher
Forest City Fort Bragg Four Oaks
Franklin Franklinton Franklinville
Fremont Frisco Fuquay Varina
Garland Garner Gastonia
Gatesville Gibsonville Goldsboro
Goldston Graham Granite Falls
Grantsboro Greensboro Greenville
Grifton Halifax Hamlet
Hampstead Harmony Harrisburg
Hatteras Havelock Hayesville
Henderson Hendersonville Hickory
Hiddenite High Point Highlands
Hildebran Holly Ridge Horse Shoe
Hot Springs Huntersville Indian Trail
Jacksonville Jamestown Kannapolis
Kenansville Kenly Kernersville
Kill Devil Hills King Kings Mountain
Kinston Kitty Hawk Knightdale
Kure Beach La Grange Lake Lure
Lake Toxaway Lake Waccamaw Landis
Laurinburg Leicester Leland
Lenoir Lexington Liberty
Lillington Lincolnton Linville
Littleton Locust Louisburg
Lowell Lucama Lumberton
Madison Maggie Valley Magnolia
Maiden Manteo Marion
Marshville Matthews Mayodan
Maysville Mocksville Monroe
Mooresville Morehead City Morganton
Mount Pleasant Murfreesboro Murphy
Nags Head New Bern Newland
Newton Newton Grove North Wilkesboro
Oak Island Ocean Isle Beach Old Fort
Oxford Pembroke Pilot Mountain
Pinebluff Pinehurst Pinetops
Pineville Pinnacle Pisgah Forest
Raeford Raleigh Randleman
Reidsville Riegelwood Roanoke Rapids
Robbinsville Rockwell Rocky Mount
Rodanthe Roxboro Rutherfordton
Salisbury Sandy Ridge Scotland Neck
Shelby Sherrills Ford Siler City
Smithfield Snow Hill Southern Pines
Southport Sparta Spring Lake
Spruce Pine Stanley Statesville
Sunset Beach Supply Swannanoa
Swanquarter Swansboro Sylva
Tarboro Taylorsville Thomasville
Topton Trenton Trinity
Tryon Vale Vanceboro
Wake Forest Walnut Cove Warrenton
Warsaw Washington Waxhaw
Waynesville West End Westfield
White Oak Whiteville Wilkesboro
Williamston Wilmington Wilson
Windsor Winston Salem Winston-salem
Winton Yanceyville