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About North Carolina

Scenic beauty, a moderate climate, a culture rich in history and the arts, and world-class sports and recreational opportunities make North Carolina an exceptional place to live! North Carolina is
NC State Flagrenowned for its natural resources with more than 300 miles of Atlantic coastline and the highest mountain peaks east of the Rockies. 

There are three distinct landforms of the Southeast and of North Carolina: the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont and the Appalachian Mountains. The Coastal Plain is low, flat to gently sloping land that extends along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. North Carolina has 300 miles of white sandy beaches and the Piedmont, characterized by hilly, rolling land, borders the Coastal Plain. The Appalachian Mountains, the largest range in the eastern United States, stretch from Canada to northern Alabama. 


Climate

North Carolina Region Average Temperature Average Rainfall Average Snowfall
Mountains 55 Degrees F (13 C) 48in (122cm) 16in (41cm)
Piedmont 59 Degrees F (15 C) 41in (104cm) 8in (20cm)
Coast 64 Degrees F (18 C) 54in (137cm) 2in (5cm)

NC State Seal    North Carolina Fun Facts, Figures & Info!!

North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation

North Carolina is the second largest producer of Christmas trees in the country 

The World War II battleship "North Carolina" is permanently berthed on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington 

Mount Mitchell in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the highest peak east of the Mississippi. It towers 6,684 feet above sea level

 In 1903 the Wright Brothers made the 1st successful powered flight by man at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk 

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville is America's largest home, and includes a 255-room chateau, an award-winning winery and extensive gardens

Grandfather Mountain, the highest peak in the Blue Ridge, is the only private park in the world designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve 

The Mile-High Swinging Bridge near Linville is 5,305 feet above sea level and the bridge actually hangs about 80ft above the ground

  Pepsi was invented and first served in New Bern in 1898