State of North Carolina
800px-North Carolina 1861.svg North Carolina state seal
Flag of North Carolina Seal of North Carolina
Nickname(s): Tar Heel State; Old North State
Motto(s): Esse quam videri
Official language(s) English
Capital Raleigh
Largest City Charlotte
Largest Metro Area Charlotte metro area
Area  Ranked 9 in the C.S.
 - Total 53,865 sq mi
(139,509 km²)
 - Width 150 miles (340 km)
 - Length 560 miles (900 km)
 - % water 9.5
 - Latitude 33° 50′ N to 36° 35′ N
 - Longitude 75° 28′ W to 84° 19′ W
Population  6th in the C.S.
 - Total (2000) 9,380,884
 - White (Citizens)
 - Slaves
 - Non-White
 - Density 165.24/sq mi 
63.80/km² (4th in the C.S.)
 - Highest point Mt. Mitchell
6,684 ft  (2,038 m)
 - Mean 705 ft  (215 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean
0 ft  (0 m)
Confederate Admission  May 20th, 1861 (11th)
Old Union Admission  November 21, 1789 (12th)
Governor Bev Perdue (W)
C.S. Senators Richard Burr (D)

Kay Hagan (W)

C.S. Representatives 7 Democrats,

6 Whigs

Time Zone UTC-5/-4
Abbreviations NC CS-NC

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