North Carolina State Facts
North Carolina Slogan: "First in Flight". North Carolina (the 12th of the original 13 colonies) achieved statehood on November 21, 1788 as the 12th State. North Carolina is the 29th largest state in the country covering 53,819 square miles and is the 10th largest in population with over 9 million people.
The Capital of North Carolina is our own town of Raleigh and the state colors are Red and Blue. The State Motto is: "Esse quam videri" which means: To be rather than to seem.
The North Carolina State Bird is the Cardinal, the State Flower of North Carolina is the Dogwood and he North Carolina State Tree is the Pine Tree. The State Mammal is the Grey Squirrel.
Our Nickname is the "Tar Heel State" and our North Carolina State fish is the Channel Bass. The North Carolina State Gemstone is Emerald.
The North Carolina State Reptile is the Eastern Box Turtle and our State Insect, yes we have a state insect, is the Honeybee:-).
There are 100 Counties in North Carolina and 29 State Parks that we enjoy on a regular basis.
So there you have it, everything you ever wanted to know about North Carolina, State Birds, Flowers, Critters and more. You can now be the hit of the party at as you express your profound knowledge of North Carolina Facts!
Oh, and by the way, Raleigh is the best place to live in North Carolina! We love it here. If you have any interest in moving to North Carolina, find out everything you need to know about Raleigh Real Estate from a couple of great Top Realtors in Raleigh, That would be Us:-)
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