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Science In Your Backyard: North Carolina

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North Carolina State Facts

Image of North Carolina with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Raleigh(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 48,711 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 9,535,483
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Mt. Mitchell at 6,684 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Yancey
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Atlantic Ocean at Sea Level
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Chatham County approx. 10 miles northwest of Sanford
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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