North Carolina, USA has an area of 139,509 sq km. It has about 8,049,300 inhabitants, with Raleigh as its capital.
Surrounded by South Carolina in the south, Georgia in the south-west, Tennessee in the west, Virginia in the north and Atlantic Ocean in the east, North Carolina lies in the southern part of the country. The state is divided into three distinct regions—the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains.
The state holds the distinction of being the nation’s largest furniture, tobacco, brick, and textile producer. North Carolina has also long been involved in the textile manufacturing, producing cotton, synthetic and silk goods.
Great place to live if you are single, a couple without children, a couple with children if you are financially able to enroll children in private schools, and, especially, a senior. Durham's public schools are the worst I have ever seen, with academic test scores barely on the charts and overall ratings in the 1 and 2 range where 1 is worst and 10 is best. Teachers are paid such low salaries, though, it is no wonder that the schools are so bad. Health care could not be better than here in Durham - or, the Triangle, and career opportunities abound in the world of technology. Durham housing is very, very affordable and an identical house in Chapel Hill would cost about $100,000 more (all but 3 schools in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro school system consistently rate 8 - 10). Entertainment for...
Absolutely a fantastic place to go; we enjoy it more than the Vineyard and as much as going to Napa or St. Helena for a getaway. So wonderful that a place like this still exists, like a European village in some respects.