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Raleigh, North Carolina (NC)

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Where is the Capital of North Carolina?
The Map of North Carolina State (NC) shows the location of the state capital in the "Tar Heel State". North Carolina has 100 counties, and the capital of the State is Raleigh. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Raleigh including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Raleigh, North Carolina.


The Map of North Carolina and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 53,821 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Raleigh, is 144.8 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Raleigh located?
The location of Raleigh is in central North Carolina. The city is located in Wake county, North Carolina.

Capital of North Carolina - Raleigh
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is North Carolina? (NC)

The State of North Carolina is located the South east United States bordering on the Atlantic Ocean.


History & Facts on Raleigh, the Capital of North Carolina
The History and Fast, fun facts about Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina:

History & Facts about Raleigh, North Carolina - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The Capital of the State of North Carolina is Raleigh although the largest city is Charlotte
Fact 2: The state covers 53,821 square miles and the size of the capital is 144.8 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city is 423,179. Due to the many of oak trees in the area, the city is widely known as the "City of Oaks".
Fact 4 on History: The early inhabitants of the area were Native American Iroquois, Sioux and Algonquian tribes

Fact 5 on History: The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh (c. 1554 1618), who established the lost Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island

Fact 6 on History: It was the birthplace of Virginia Dare, the first child born of English parents in the new world

Fact 7 on History: Raleigh was founded in 1792 and was to become an important cotton and tobacco trading center.

Fact 8 on History: It was selected as the state capital in 1788 and the city was laid out in 1792.

Fact 9 on History: During the Civil War (1861-1865), the Union General William T. Sherman occupied the city on Apr. 14, 1865.

Fact 10 on History: The first state capitol building was built between 179294 but it burned down in 1831 and was replaced by the present building, that was completed in 1840.

History & Facts about Raleigh, North Carolina - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Raleigh, North Carolina
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Raleigh, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Raleigh was 423,179, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

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