North Carolina

North Carolina is a quintessentially Southern state in the offering visitors endless variety with three distinct regions. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities from hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing, along with a taste of Appalachian music and culture in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains.
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is an ambitious and rapidly growing city in the southern part of the of North Carolina. Photo: tequilamike, CC BY 2.0.

The is the central region of North Carolina, a plateau of gentle hills between the flat and the majestic . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The capital of North Carolina and the largest city of the , is the primary political and economic driver of the metro area. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The Coastal Plain is a region along and including the coast of North Carolina. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Destinations

The in western North Carolina are home to popular areas like and the . Photo: Ken Thomas, CC0.

North Carolina

Latitude of center
35.673° or 35° 40' 22.7" north
Longitude of center
-79.0393° or 79° 2' 21.5" west
Population
9,940,000
Abbreviation
NC
Elevation
449 feet (137 metres)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 316979074
Geo­Names ID
4482348
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Noord-Carolina
  • Albanian: Karolina e Veriut
  • Albanian: North Carolina
  • Amharic: ኖርዝ ካሮላይና
  • Arabic: North Carolina
  • Arabic: كارولاينا الشمالية
  • Aragonese: Carolina d'o Norte
  • Aragonese: Carolina do Norte
  • Armenian: Հյուսիսային Կարոլինա
  • Asturian: Carolina del Norte
  • Aymara: North Carolina suyu
  • Azerbaijani: Şimali Karolina
  • Bashkir: Төньяҡ Каролина
  • Basque: Ipar Carolina
  • Bavarian: North Carolina
  • Belarusian: Паўночная Караліна
  • Belarusian: Штат Паўночная Караліна
  • Bengali: নর্থ ক্যারোলাইনা
  • Bhojpuri: नॉर्थ कैरोलिना
  • Bishnupriya: নর্থ ক্যারোলাইনা
  • Bislama: Not Carolina
  • Bosnian: Sjeverna Karolina
  • Breton: North Carolina
  • Bulgarian: Северна Каролина
  • Burmese: မြောက်ကယ်ရိုလိုင်းနားပြည်နယ်
  • Catalan: Carolina del Nord
  • Cebuano: North Carolina
  • Central Bikol: North Carolina
  • Central Kurdish: کارۆلینای باکوور
  • Chavacano: North Carolina
  • Chechen: Къилбаседа Каролина
  • Chinese: North Carolina
  • Chinese: 北卡罗来纳州 / 北卡羅萊那州
  • Chinese: 北卡罗来纳州
  • Chinese: 北卡羅來納州
  • Chinese: 北卡羅萊納州
  • Chuvash: Çурçĕр Каролина
  • Cornish: Karolina Gledh
  • Corsican: North Carolina
  • Crimean Tatar: Cenübiy Karolina
  • Crimean Tatar: Şimaliy Karolina
  • Croatian: Sjeverna Karolina
  • Czech: North Carolina
  • Czech: Severní Karolína
  • Czech: State of North Carolina
  • Danish: North Carolina
  • Dimli (individual language): Karolina Zımey
  • Dimli (individual language): Karolinaya Zımey
  • Dutch: North Carolina
  • Eastern Mari: Йӱдвел Каролина
  • Eastern Mari: Йӱдвел Каролине
  • Egyptian Arabic: كارولاينا الشماليه
  • Egyptian Arabic: نورث كارولاينا
  • English: N.C.
  • English: NC, United States
  • English: NC
  • English: North Carolina, United States
  • English: State of North Carolina
  • English: Tar Heel State
  • English: The Tar Heel State
  • Esperanto: NC
  • Esperanto: Norda Karolino
  • Estonian: Põhja-Carolina
  • Faroese: North Carolina
  • Fiji Hindi: North Carolina
  • Finnish: North Carolina
  • Finnish: Pohjois-Carolina
  • French: Caroline du Nord
  • Gagauz: Poyraz Karolina
  • Galician: Carolina do Norte - North Carolina
  • Galician: Carolina do Norte
  • Georgian: ჩრდილოეთი კაროლინა
  • German: Nord-Carolina
  • German: North Carolina
  • Gothic: 𐌽𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌸𐌰 𐌺𐌰𐍂𐌰𐌿𐌻𐌰𐌾𐌽𐌰
  • Greek: Βόρεια Καρολίνα
  • Guarani: Yvate Karolina
  • Gujarati: નોર્થ કેરોલીના
  • Haitian: Karolin dinò
  • Hakka Chinese: North Carolina
  • Hakka Chinese: Pet Khà-lò-lòi-na̍p
  • Hausa: Kalolaina ʻĀkau
  • Hausa: North Carolina
  • Hawaiian: Kalolaina ‘Ākau
  • Hebrew: קרוליינה הצפונית
  • Hindi: उत्तर केरोलिना
  • Hindi: उत्तरी केरोलिना
  • Hungarian: Észak-Karolina
  • Icelandic: Norður-Karólína
  • Ido: Norda-Karolina
  • Ido: Nordal Karolina
  • Igbo: Nort Kárólínạ
  • Iloko: North Carolina
  • Inari Sami: Tave-Carolina
  • Indonesian: Carolina Utara
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Carolina del Nord
  • Interlingue: Nord-Carolina
  • Inuktitut: ᑳᕉᓖᓈ ᑐᓄᕕᐊᖅ
  • Inupiaq: North Carolina
  • Irish: Carolina Thuaidh
  • Italian: Carolina del Nord
  • Japanese: ノースカロライナ州
  • Javanese: Carolina Lor
  • Javanese: North Carolina
  • Kabiyè: Karolina nɛ hayʊ
  • Kalmyk: Ар Карелайн
  • Kalmyk: Ар Каролина
  • Kannada: ಉತ್ತರ ಕೆರೊಲೀನ
  • Kazakh: Солтүстік Каролина
  • Korean: 노스캐롤라이나
  • Korean: 노스캐롤라이나 주
  • Korean: 노스캐롤라이나주
  • Kurdish: Karolînaya Bakur
  • Ladino: Karolina del Norte
  • Lao: North Carolina
  • Latin: Carolina Septentrionalis
  • Latvian: Ziemeļkarolīna
  • Ligurian: Carolinn-a do Nord
  • Limburgan: North Carolina
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Carolina Norde
  • Lingua Franca Nova: North Carolina
  • Literary Chinese: 北卡羅來納州
  • Lithuanian: Šiaurės Karolina
  • Lombard: Carolina del Nord
  • Low German: Noord-Carolina
  • Low German: Noord Karolina
  • Luxembourgish: North Carolina
  • Macedonian: Северна Каролина
  • Maithili: नर्थ क्यारोलाइना
  • Malagasy: Karolina Avaratra
  • Malagasy: North Carolina
  • Malay: Carolina Utara
  • Malayalam: വടക്കൻ കരൊലൈന
  • Malayalam: വടക്കൻ കരോലിന
  • Manx: Carolina Hwoaie
  • Maori: North Carolina
  • Marathi: नॉर्थ कॅरोलिना
  • Mazanderani: شمالی کارولینا
  • Min Dong Chinese: North Carolina
  • Min Nan Chinese: North Carolina
  • Mingrelian: ოორუე კაროლინა
  • Nauru: North Carolina
  • Navajo: Chéchʼil Ńtʼiʼí Hahoodzo
  • Navajo: Náhookǫsjí Kééláanah Hahoodzo
  • Nepali: नर्थ क्यारोलाइना
  • Nepali: नर्थ क्यारोलिना
  • Newari: नर्थ क्यारोलिना
  • Northern Frisian: North Carolina
  • Northern Luri: کارولینا شمالی
  • Northern Luri: کارولینا شومالی
  • Northern Sami: Davvi-Carolina
  • Norwegian: Nord-Carolina
  • Norwegian Bokmål: N.C.
  • Norwegian Bokmål: NC
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Nord-Carolina
  • Norwegian Bokmål: North Carolina
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Nord-Carolina
  • Occitan (post 1500): Carolina del Nòrd
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Norþ Carolīna
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Norþcarolīna
  • Ossetian: Цæгат Каролинæ
  • Pali: उत्तर क्यारोलिना
  • Pampanga: Pangulung Carolina
  • Panjabi: ਉੱਤਰੀ ਕੈਰੋਲੀਨਾ
  • Papiamento: North Carolina
  • Persian: کارولینای شمالی
  • Piemontese: Carolin-a dël Nòrd
  • Polish: Karolina Północna
  • Portuguese: Carolina do Norte
  • Pushto: شمالي کارولینا
  • Quechua: North Carolina suyu
  • Romanian: Carolina de Nord
  • Romansh: North Carolina
  • Russia Buriat: Хойто Каролина
  • Russian: Северная Каролина
  • Samoan: Karolaina i Matu
  • Samogitian: Šiaurės Karolina
  • Sanskrit: नार्थ केरोलैना
  • Sardinian: Carolina de Nord
  • Saterfriesisch: North Carolina
  • Scots: North Carolina
  • Scottish Gaelic: Carolina a Tuath
  • Serbian: Северна Каролина
  • Serbo-Croatian: Sjeverna Karolina
  • Sicilian: Carolina dû Nord
  • Silesian: Půłnocno Karolina
  • Sinhala: උතුරු කැරොලිනා
  • Slovak: Severná Karolína
  • Slovenian: Severna Karolina
  • South Azerbaijani: شمال کارولینا ایالتی
  • South Azerbaijani: شومالی کارولینا ایالتی
  • Spanish: Carolina del Norte
  • Spanish: Estado de Carolina del Norte
  • Swahili: North Carolina
  • Swedish: NC
  • Swedish: Nordcarolina
  • Swedish: North Carolina
  • Tagalog: Hilagang Carolina
  • Tagalog: Hilagang Karolina
  • Tagalog: North Carolina
  • Tajik: Каролинаи Шимолӣ
  • Tamil: வட கரொலைனா
  • Tamil: வடக்கு கரோலினா
  • Tatar: Төньяк Каролина
  • Telugu: ఉత్తర కరొలినా
  • Thai: รัฐนอร์ทแคโรไลนา
  • Turkish: Kuzey Karolina
  • Uighur: Shimaliy Karolina Shitati
  • Ukrainian: Північна Кароліна
  • Urdu: شمالی کیرولائنا
  • Urdu: شمالی کیرولینا
  • Uzbek: Shimoliy Karolina
  • Venetian: Carołina del Nord
  • Venetian: Caroƚina de el Nord
  • Vietnamese: Bắc Carolina
  • Vietnamese: North Carolina
  • Volapük: North Carolina
  • Walloon: Caroline bijhrece
  • Waray (Philippines): North Carolina
  • Welsh: Gogledd Carolina
  • Western Frisian: Noard-Karolina
  • Western Frisian: Noard Karolina
  • Western Mari: Йыдвел Каролина
  • Western Panjabi: نارتھ کیرولائنا
  • Wu Chinese: 北卡罗来纳州
  • Yakut: Хоту Каролина
  • Yiddish: צפון קאראליינע
  • Yoruba: Àríwá Carolina
  • Yue Chinese: 北卡羅萊納州
  • Zeeuws: North Carolina
  • Carolina Mictlāmpa
  • Carulìna dal Nòrd
  • Karolina Hayɩ Kiŋ
  • Karolinay Zımey
  • Nord Carolina
  • उत्तर कैरोलिना
  • नॉर्थ कैरोलीना

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