North Carolina State Facts and History

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North Carolina Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Roy Cooper (Democrat)
  • Capital: Raleigh
  • Population: 10,488,084 (2019 est.)
  • Land Area: 48,617.91 sq km
  • Water Area: 5,201.25 sq km
  • Total Area: 53,819.16 SQ KM
  • State Motto: “Esse Quam Videri (To Be Rather Than To Seem)”
  • Nickname: Tar Heel State
  • Electoral votes: 15
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 13 (of 435)
  • State Song: “The Old North State”
  • Date of Statehood: Nov. 21, 178
  • Time Zone: Eastern (GMT − 5 hours)
  • Official Website of North Carolina: nc.gov

State Symbol of North Carolina

State BerryBlueberry and strawberry
State BirdCardinal
State BeverageMilk
State BoatShad Boat
State ButterflyEastern tiger swallowtail
State Carnivorous PlantVenus flytrap
State Christmas TreeFraser fir
State ColorsRed and blue
State DogPlott hound
State FishChannel bass
State FlowerDogwood
State Folk DanceClogging
State Freshwater TroutSouthern Appalachian brook trout
State FrogPine barrens treefrog
State FruitGrape
State HorseColonial Spanish mustang
State InsectHoneybee
State MammalGray squirrel
State MarsupialVirginia opossom
State MineralGold
State MottoEsse quam videri (To be, rather than to seem)
State NicknameTar Heel State
State Popular DanceShag
State Pottery BirthplaceSeagrove area
State ReptileEastern box turtle
State RockGranite
State SalamanderMarbled salamander
State ShellScotch bonnet
State Song“The Old North State”
State StoneEmerald
State TreePine
State ToastThe Tar Heel toast
State VegetableSweet potato
State WildflowerCarolina lily

Sports Teams

  • NFL: Carolina Panthers
  • NBA: Charlotte Hornets
  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes

College & Universities

Alamance Community CollegeForsyth Technical Community CollegePeace College
Anson College of CosmetologyGardner-Webb UniversityPfeiffer University
Apex School of TheologyGaston CollegePiedmont Baptist College and Graduate School
Appalachian State UniversityGreensboro CollegePiedmont Community College
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community CollegeGuilford CollegePinnacle Institute of Cosmetology
Barber-scotia CollegeGuilford Technical Community CollegePitt Community College
Barton CollegeHairstyling Institute of Charlotte IncPresbyterian Hospital School of Nursing
Beaufort County Community CollegeHalifax Community CollegeQueens University of Charlotte
Belmont Abbey CollegeHaywood Community CollegeRandolph Community College
Bennett College for WomenHeritage Bible CollegeRegency Beauty Institute-Winston-Salem
Bladen Community CollegeHigh Point UniversityRichmond Community College
Brevard CollegeHood Theological SeminaryRoanoke-Chowan Community College
Brookstone College-CharlotteIsothermal Community CollegeRobeson Community College
Brookstone College-GreensboroJames Sprunt Community CollegeRockingham Community College
Brunswick Community CollegeJohn Wesley CollegeRowan-Cabarrus Community College
Cabarrus College of Health SciencesJohnson & Wales University-CharlotteSaint Augustines College
Caldwell Community College and Technical InstituteJohnson C Smith UniversitySalem College
Campbell UniversityJohnston Community CollegeSampson Community College
Cape Fear Community CollegeKing’s CollegeSandhills Community College
Carolina Academy of Cosmetic Art & ScienceLees-McRae CollegeShaw University
Carolina Beauty College 4 – CharlotteLenoir Community CollegeSouth College-Asheville
Carolina Christian CollegeLenoir-Rhyne UniversitySouth Piedmont Community College
Carolinas College of Health SciencesLeons Beauty School IncSoutheastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Carteret Community CollegeLiving Arts CollegeSoutheastern Community College
Catawba CollegeLivingstone CollegeSouthwestern Community College
Catawba Valley Community CollegeLouisburg CollegeSt Andrews Presbyterian College
Central Carolina Community CollegeMars Hill CollegeStanly Community College
Central Piedmont Community CollegeMartin Community CollegeSurry Community College
CET-DurhamMayland Community CollegeThe Art Institute of Charlotte
Cheveux School of Hair DesignMcDowell Technical Community CollegeThe Hair Design School – Greensboro
Chowan UniversityMercy School of NursingThe Hair Design Schools – Durham
Cleveland Community CollegeMeredith CollegeThe Hair Design Schools – Winston Salem
Coastal Carolina Community CollegeMethodist UniversityThe Medical Arts School
College of the AlbemarleMid-Atlantic Christian UniversityTri-County Community College
College of WilmingtonMitchell Community CollegeUniversal College of Beauty
Craven Community CollegeMitchells AcademyUniversity of North Carolina at Asheville
Davidson CollegeMitchells Hairstyling Academy-GoldsboroUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Davidson County Community CollegeMitchells Hairstyling Academy-GreenvilleUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
DeVry University-North CarolinaMitchells Hairstyling Academy-WilsonUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro
Duke UniversityMontgomery Community CollegeUniversity of North Carolina at Pembroke
Durham Beauty AcademyMontreat CollegeUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington
Durham Technical Community CollegeMount Olive CollegeUniversity of North Carolina School of the Arts
East Carolina UniversityNASCAR Technical InstituteUniversity of North Carolina System Office
Edgecombe Community CollegeNash Community CollegeUniversity of Phoenix-Charlotte Campus
Elizabeth City State UniversityNew Life Theological SeminaryUniversity of Phoenix-Raleigh Campus
Elon UniversityNorth Carolina A & T State UniversityVance-Granville Community College
Empire Beauty School-MatthewsNorth Carolina Central UniversityWake Forest University
Fayetteville Beauty CollegeNorth Carolina State University at RaleighWake Technical Community College
Fayetteville State UniversityNorth Carolina Wesleyan CollegeWarren Wilson College
Fayetteville Technical Community CollegePamlico Community CollegeWatts School of Nursing
Western Carolina UniversityPaul Mitchell the School-FayettevilleWayne Community College
Western Piedmont Community CollegeWilson Community CollegeWinston Salem Barber School
Wilkes Community CollegeWingate UniversityWinston-Salem State University

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Carowinds
  2. Biltmore Estate
  3. Outer Banks
  4. Blue Ridge Parkway
  5. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  6. Charlotte Motor Speedway
  7. DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center
  8. Grandfather Mountain
  9. North Carolina Zoo
  10. Clingmans Dome
  11. Tweetsie Railroad
  12. Discovery Place
  13. NASCAR Hall of Fame
  14. Pisgah National Forest
  15. Sliding Rock
  16. Cape Hatteras
  17. North Carolina Museum of Art

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
Virginia Darefirst person born in America to English parents;
Elizabeth Dolegovernment official;
Ava Gardneractress;
Billy Grahamevangelist;
O. Henrywriter;
Andrew Johnsonpresident;
Sugar Ray Leonardboxer;
Dolley Madisonfirst lady;
Thelonious Monkpianist;
Edward R. Murrowcommentator and government official;
Floyd Pattersonboxer;
Richard Pettyauto racer;
James K. Polkpresident
Thomas Wolfenovelist.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Andy Griffith
  2. Julianne Moore
  3. Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Map of North Carolina

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