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Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, USA. It also serves as the county seat of Wake County. Along with the cities of Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh forms the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.
Lying between the Great Smoky Mountains to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Raleigh is situated on the gently rolling pines of North Carolina.
Raleigh is characterised by a humid continental climate, experiencing moderate winter, fall and spring. Though, summers are hot and humid. The average annual temperature is 18°C.
The population of Raleigh is approximately 359,300. Raleigh has a huge vegetation of Oak trees; hence, it is fondly referred to as the ‘City of Oaks’. Establishment of the Research Triangle Park has largely contributed to the success of the city’s steadily growing economy.

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Overall Guide : Raleigh’s foremost attraction consists of the Modercai Historic Park, a 200-year-old plantation house, which also happens to be former President Andrew Johnson’s birthplace. Visit the oldest Federal-style house, Haywood Hall, and the State Capitol, built in the Greek revival style.... more Referred to as ‘the Smithsonian of the South’, Raleigh is home to several museums. It has three state museums, of which the North Carolina Museum of History depicts the colourful past of the state and the capital. The North Carolina Museum of Art boasts of a vast collection of art spanning 5,000 years. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, along with many exhibits, houses the only Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur fossil in existence. Raleigh hosts a number of festivals, most popular being the Artsplosure Jazz and Art Festival and the North Carolina State Fair, which features craft demonstrations, games, concerts and food.
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