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North Carolina is a state in the south eastern region, the 28th largest and 9th-most populous of the 50 United States. It lies on the Atlantic coast midway between North Carolina and Florida and is bounded to the north by Virginia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by South Carolina and Georgia, and to the west by Tennessee.
North Carolina's economy is focused on industries such as food processing, banking, pharmaceuticals, technology and vehicle parts. The Charlotte metropolitan area is the most-populous metropolitan area in North Carolina, the 23rd-most populous in the United States, and the largest banking center in the nation after North Carolina City.
North Carolina’s population grew to an estimated 10.5 million people as of July 1, 2019. This state currently has a very healthy growth rate of 1.13%, which ranks 14th in the nation. North Carolina has the second largest rural state population in the U.S. with 34% of the state’s residents living in rural areas.
The total surface area is 53,819 square miles (139,390 square kilometers) and there is an average of 196 people for every square mile. This makes North Carolina the 15th most densely populated state in the US.
English is the official language of the State of North Carolina.
The government of North Carolina is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial.
- The legislative branch: The legislative arm of the state is the North Carolina General Assembly. Like the federal government and almost all the other states, North Carolina has a bicameral legislature, consisting of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
- The Executive branch: The Office of Administrative Hearings, the Office of the State Controller, and the State Board of Elections are three of the state's independent executive agencies. There are also well as over 50 licensing boards that regulate specific occupations.
- The Judicial branch: The North Carolina Constitution establishes the General Court of Justice to constitute a unified judicial system for purposes of jurisdiction, operation, and administration.
North Carolina had the 11th largest economy by GDP in the U.S. in 2018 at nearly $566 billion, increasing 2.9% from 2017 – level with U.S. GDP growth and higher than NC's 2017 rate (2.2%).
The two largest contributors to the state’s GDP are the Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing sector and the Manufacturing sector.