Capital - Raleigh
Nickname. Tarheel State.
Motto. Esse Quam Videri (To Be Rather Than to Seem).
Population ( 2010 census ). 9,535,483
Extent. Area, 52,586 square miles (136,197 square kilometers), including 3,788 square miles (9,811 square kilometers) of water surface (28th state in size).
Elevation. Highest, Mount Mitchell, 6,684 feet (2,037 meters), near Hollifield; lowest, sea level; average, 700 feet (213 meters).
Geographic Center. 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of Sanford.
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