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Federated state of the Eastern USA, 136,413 km², 8,856,505 residents (2006
estimate), 65 inhabitants / km²,
capital: Raleigh. Borders: Virginia (N), Atlantic ocean (E), South
Carolina (S), Georgia (SW), Tennessee (W).
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The western section of the territory rises in the Blue Ridge, here
culminating in Mount Mitchell (2037 m); to the E it slopes down into Piedmont, a
vast penepiano which descends with a steep step (Fall Line) onto the coastal
plain. The coasts (484 km), low and sandy, have deep inlets (Albemarle Sound,
Pamlico Sound) and are faced by long sandy cords, from which
the Hatteras Lookout and Fear heads protrude into the Atlantic waters. Numerous
rivers (Tar, Roanoke, Neuse, Cape Fear rivers) and lakes (Waccamaw, Phelps,
Mattamuskeet). The humid subtropical climate is characterized by hot summers and
mild winters and abundant rains. The population is mostly rural: only five
cities (Charlotte, Durham, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and the capital Raleigh)
exceed 100,000 inhabitants. The economy is traditionally agricultural: tobacco,
corn, sweet potatoes, fruit, soy and peanuts are produced; cotton has been
affected by diseases and pests and its once widespread cultivation tends to
regress, so much so that - at an industrial level - it has been replaced by
artificial and synthetic fibers. Good incomes come from the breeding of cattle
(cattle, pigs, poultry), from fishing and forestry (almost 2/3 of the state's
surface is covered by forests). Mineral resources (iron and tin) are modest and
scarcely used. The industries are active in the textile, tobacco,
electromechanical, food, shipbuilding, construction materials, furniture and
extractive sectors (mica, kaolin, lithium, talc, asbestos, marble,
granite).Wilmington and Morehead City. Chapel Hill is home to the University of
North Carolina, founded in 1796; in Durham, Duke University.
Visited by French and Spanish expeditions at the beginning of the sixteenth
century and explored by the British in the second half of the century
(expedition of W. Raleigh in 1584), it formally became a colony in 1665. It
joined the cause of independence with enthusiasm and during the revolution it
was the theater of important battles. In 1789 it was the twelfth state to ratify
the Constitution. In the long debate with the federal government on the issue of
slavery, he assumed a very moderate attitude and, unlike South Carolina, he was
the last state to declare secession. The reconstruction period was particularly
difficult. After revoking the secession order and abolishing slavery in 1865, in
1868 she adopted a decidedly liberal new Constitution and was readmitted to the
Union. In 1876 the whites completely re-assumed power, which in 1900, with the
so-called "grandfather's law", practically deprived blacks of the right to
vote. Since then, except for a brief period in 1894-98, it has always been
governed by democratic administrations.
Below you will see top cities in North Carolina.
City (259,423 residents in 1998) and capital of the State of North
Carolina (USA), 30 km SE of Durham, 110 m to the right of the Neuse
River. Agricultural market (tobacco), is home to metalworking, textile, tobacco,
electrical engineering, paper and food industries. Shaw University (1865) and
North Carolina University (1887). Airport.
City (504,637 residents in 1998) of the State of North Carolina (USA), 205
km WSW of Raleigh, 219 m on the Catawba River, on the Fall Line. Important road
and railway junction and university site, it has textile, food, metalworking,
chemical and electrical engineering industries. Airport. It was the base of
operations during the war of independence.
Durham (North Carolina)
City (149,799 residents in 1996) of the state of North Carolina (USA), 35
km NW of Raleigh. It is one of the main US tobacco collection and processing
centers, also home to the chemical, mechanical, textile and paper
industries. Duke University.
City (153,541 residents in 1996) of the State of North Carolina (USA), 150
km WNW of Raleigh, 270 m in Piedmont. It is home to large tobacco factories and
mechanical, chemical and wood industries.
City (195,426 residents in 1966) of the State of North Carolina (USA), 110
km WNW of Raleigh, 260 m at the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge, on the railway
connecting Washington to Atlanta. Agricultural market (cotton, vegetables), is
home to chemical, iron and steel, mechanical, furniture, textiles, crockery and
tobacco industries. Airport. University of Greensboro (1838) and North Carolina
(1891). Nearby is the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
Wilmington (North Carolina)
City (55,500 residents) of the State of North Carolina (USA), 190 km SSE
of Raleigh, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River in the Atlantic Ocean. Railway
junction and commercial port with textile, tobacco, food, wood and chemical