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Shown here is a map of North Carolina, depicting major cities and adjoining states.
North Carolina is a U.S. state located in the southeastern region of the United States mainland. The state of North Carolina is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, South Carolina to the south, Georgia to the southwest, Tennessee to the west, and Virginia to the north.
North Carolina is home to more than nine million people. The state's ten largest cities are Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, High Point, Wilmington and Asheville, in that order.
North Carolina's landscape is loaded with natural beauty, and the state has many scenic attractions. These include 34 State Parks, 14 National Parks, many miles of beaches, and several lovely offshore islands such as Ocrakoke and Hatteras.
Two of the most interesting tourist attractions in the state of North Carolina are the Waynesborough Historical Village in Goldsboro and the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
FIVE FACTS ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA:
The Biltmore Estate in Ashville is America's largest home. It features a 255-room chateau and an award-winning winery on a sprawling plot of land with luxuriously landscaped gardens.
In 1903 the Wright Brothers made the first successful powered flight by man at Kill Devil Hill near Kitty Hawk.
The state of North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the United States.
The first English child born in America was Virginia Dare (1587-?) from Walter Raleigh's "Lost Colony" of Roanoke, in what is now North Carolina.
Famous North Carolina natives include Ava Gardner (film star), Andy Griffith (TV star), O. Henry (writer), Andrew Jackson (U.S. President), Michael Jordan (Basketball player), Arnold Palmer (Golfer) and the Wright Brothers (Aerospace engineers), to name only a few.
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