North Carolina Fun Facts
Information About North Carolina, North Carolina Geography,
and North Carolina Schools
North Carolina is abbreviated NC. The capital of North Carolina is Raleigh and the largest city is Charlotte. Residents of North Carolina are referred to as North Carolinians. The unofficial name of North Carolina is "Tar Heel State." North Carolina is also sometimes referred to as "The Old North State." The word Carolina comes from Carolus, the Latin form of the name Charles.
The state song of North Carolina is "The Old North State." The state motto of North Carolina is "Esse Quam Videri (To be rather than to seem)."
North Carolina is ranked 11th in population and received its statehood November 21, 1789.
The Cardinal is the state bird of North Carolina. The state flower is the Flowering Dogwood and the state tree is the Longleaf Pine.
Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia are all bordering states of North Carolina. The Roanoke River is a famous body of water associated with North Carolina.
Farming (tobacco, poultry), textiles and furniture are major industries of North Carolina.
There were 1,210,208 K12 students in the North Carolina public schools in 1996. Out of those students 105,756 were first grade students. There were also 75,239 K12 public school teachers in the North Carolina public schools system. There were a total of 2,005 North Carolina public schools in 1996. (Source: IES National Center for Education Statistics)
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