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Quick geography Facts

by Emily Horton, 2012.

Highest Point: Mt. Mitchell- 6,684 feet above sea level

Number of Counties in North Carolina: 100

Major Cities: Raleigh (Capital), Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem

Bordering States: Geogia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Major Crops: Tobacco, Sweet Potatoes, Dry Beans, Soybeans, Cotton

Dinosaur Fossils Found in North Carolina: Hypsibema, Lophorhothon, Zatomus

Sources:

"Geography of North Carolina," North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/socialstudies/elementary/studentsampler/20geography#maps (accessed March 26, 2012).

"North Carolina," The History Channel website, http://www.history.com/topics/north-carolina/page3#a3 (accessed March 26, 2012).

"North Carolina: Facts, Map, and State Symbol," Enchanted Learning, last modified 2010, http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/northcarolina/ (accessed March 26, 2012).

"North Carolina Geography and Climate," Secretary of State/Kids Page," http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/kidspg/ (accessed March 26, 2012).

"Social Studies: Elementary Resouces: Student Sampler:: Geography," North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Website, http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/socialstudies/elementary/studentsampler/20geography#location (accessed March 27, 2012).

 

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Why is the word "Level" used in many town locations--Bunn Level, etc.?

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According to The North Carolina Gazetteer (2nd ed.2010), these places are simply named for the flatness of the land in the area.

Mike Childs, NCpedia, N.C. Government & Heritage Library

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