The State of North Carolina, located in the southeast of the United States, has an interesting Atlantic coastline with plenty of bays and rivers, and lakes are also abundant across its territory. The areas along the Atlantic coastal plain are known as the Outer Banks, and inland, North Carolina has plenty of mountains in its territory of 139,390 km2, including a part of the famous Appalachian Mountains. There is a third type of terrain belonging to the Piedmont Plateau geographical region. The climate also varies from the humid subtropical coast to the subtropical highland climate of the western side. The live online cameras will give you more details about the weather conditions.

Population: Over 10,140,000

Capital: Raleigh

Other major cities: Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point.

Main attractions: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Biltmore Estate, Battleship North Carolina, Linville Gorge and Falls, Chimney Rock State Park, Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina Aquarium NASCAR Hall of Fame, Old Cardinal Gem Mine.

Nearest Airports: The state airports include Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU), Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) and Fayetteville Regional Airport (FAY).

North Carolina has it all for any type of tourist, from the water sports-lovers to the mountain enthusiasts. Cultural and natural sites are also abundant. We suggest you visit the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site that preserves Roanoke Colony, the first English settlement, established in 1585, in North America.

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