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The state of North Carolina is located in the southeastern region of the United States of America. The state is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. The capital of North Carolina is Raleigh the largest city however, is Charlotte. Nicknames for North Carolina include ‘Tar Heel State’ and the ‘Old North State’. North Carolina’s coastline boasts 300 miles of beaches, islands, and inlets. The state is a popular tourist destination due to its fishing, boating, and other water based activities.
North Carolina’s chief industries are manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism. Manufactured goods include food products, textiles, industrial machinery, electronic equipment, furniture, and tobacco products. Agricultural crops include tobacco, cotton, soybean, corn, food grains, wheat, peanuts, and sweet potatoes. Top employers with office space or other facilities in North Carolina include Bank of America, Lowe’s, Nucor, Duke Energy, BB&T Corp, Progress Energy, Goodrich, and Reynold’s American.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in North Carolina. Major state attractions include 66 American Revolution Battle Sites, Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores, the Great Smokey Mountains, Guilford Courthouse and Moore’s Creek Park, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Battleship North Carolina, the North Carolina Zoo, the North Carolina Symphony and the North Carolina Museum, and the Carl Sandburg Home. North Carolina cuisine is influenced by its proximity to the ocean and the well-stocked freshwater rivers. Local favorites include steamed blue-crabs and other fresh fish, hush puppies (fried balls of cornmeal), coleslaw, and sweet tea.
North Carolina has four international airports including Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and Wilmington International Airport. There is an extensive highway system, ferry service, and Amtrak train network in the state.