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North Carolina: Cities and Vacations

North Carolina Vacations: information about the history of North Carolina and cities.

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3/7/2010
Overall rating: 8

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.


User 19513 4/29/2012 At 04:13
Durham 6
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...

Andrea O'Neill 8/16/2012 At 21:41
Ocracoke 10
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.

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Dixieland speedway
(Elizabeth City)
2
Dixieland Speedway
 Landmarks and Historic sites (Elizabeth City)
4
Horn in the West
 Theaters and performance (Boone)
5
Lighthouse
 Other attractions (Ocracoke)
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Morrow mountain state Park
(Albemarle)
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Morrow Mountain State Park
 Parks and gardens (Albemarle)
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Museum of Albemarle
(Elizabeth City)
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Museum of Albemarle
 Museums (Elizabeth City)
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Pisgah National Forest
 Nature and sport (Blowing Rock (North Carolina))
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Port Discover
(Elizabeth City)
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Port Discover
 Landmarks and Historic sites (Elizabeth City)
14
St. Peters Episcopal Church
 Landmarks and Historic sites (Washington)
15
Stanley County Museum
 Museums (Albemarle)
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Summer Music Festival
 Events (Durham)
17
The Charlotte Museum of History
 Museums (Matthews)
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Uptown
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Charlotte)
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Myers Park
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Charlotte)
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Ninth Street
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Durham)
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Old West Durham
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Durham)
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Graham Historical Museum
 Museums (Graham)
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Book exchange
 Stores and shopping malls (Durham)
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Eno River State Park
 Parks and gardens (Durham)
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North Carolina Arboretum
 Parks and gardens (Asheville)