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Located in the southern part of USA, North Carolina shares its border with South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. The state is blessed with varied topography as the Atlantic Ocean bestows it with a lengthy coastline in the east while an extensive mountainous terrain is found in the west. Several mountain peaks adorn the western part but the presence of the Great Smoky Mountains makes it one of the nationâ€™s favorite scenic attractions.
North Carolina is the 28th largest state by area but its population is the 10th highest in the country. Raleigh is the state capital while Charlotte is the largest city. The climate in the state is mostly humid and subtropical, with short winters and sultry summers. Spring and fall are considered to be the best times to have a great vacation here.
Historically, the most exciting place to be is the Kill Devil Hill near Kitty Hawk â€“ the exact location where the Wright Brothers carried out the first successful flight ever in the history of aviation in 1903.
Scenic beauty is best displayed in the Great Smoky Mountain National park which has some of the best hiking trails, skiing resorts coupled with enchanting flora and fauna. The beaches of Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout in the east are also admired destinations. Central part of the state between the mountains and the coast is described as the Piedmont, which is home to beautiful rolling hills, hiking trails and vineyards. North Carolinaâ€™s other picturesque attractions are Blue Ridge National Parkway, Cherohala Skyway, Nantahala National Forest and Pisgah National Forest.
North Carolina in short is a land of beauty, adventure, history and entertainment â€“ all within one boundary.