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Our State Geography in a Snap: Location

Written By Emily Horton

Absolute Location

Latitude: 33°N to 37°N latitue; 75°W to 85°W longitude

 

Relative Location

North Carolina is bordered by Virginia to the north, Tennessee to the west, South Carolina to the south, Georgia to the southwest, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It is located in the southeast region of the United States.

United State Map - with North Carolina highlighted

 

 

 

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).

Map Credit:

"North Carolina Latitude and Longitude Map," Map courtesy of North Carolina Department of Transportation, http://www.ncdot.org/travel/statemapping/ (accessed March 27, 2012).

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