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State of North Carolina

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Facts about North Carolina

  • The State of North Carolina is the 12th U.S. state.
  • North Carolina received statehood on November 21, 1789.
  • North Carolina's state capital is Raleigh.
  • North Carolina's state postal abbreviation is NC.

North Carolina's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Cardinal (Northern Cardinal)
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Cardinalis cardinalis

  • Official State Flower: American dogwood
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Cornus florida
  • Year: 1941

  • Official State Motto: Esse quam videri
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation: To be rather than to seem

  • Official State Song: The Old North State

  • Official State Tree: Longleaf pine
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Pinus palustris
  • Year: 1963

North Carolina's Sports

NBA - National Basketball Association Teams NFL - National Football League Teams NHL - National Hockey League Teams MLL - Major League Lacrosse Teams

North Carolina's State Government and Public Safety


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