About North Carolina


Geographic & Climate Overview

North Carolina is a wet state — and that means it has some beautiful landscapes to show for it. From the marshlands of the coastal tidewater region to the lakes in the Piedmont and Appalachian regions, the water-rich geography of this southeastern state makes it a great place to enjoy nature. As for the climate, North Carolina has a moderate continental climate, with warmer summers and cooler winters. The state experiences an average of 48 inches of rain a year, to help satisfy the demand for 8,400,000 acres of farm land.

Fun Facts About North Carolina

  • North Carolina is the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola
  • The State grows more sweet potatoes than any other state.
  • The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is the oldest public university in the nation.
  • Cape Hatteras is the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States.
  • North Carolina leads the nation in furniture, tobacco, and brick production.
  • Due to sand bars and fierce currents off of the ‘Outer Banks’, the area has been nicknamed “The graveyard of the Atlantic”.
  • Home to the tallest peak east of the Rocky Mountains. Mount Michell, 6,684 feet.