North Carolina

North Carolina (English: North Carolina) is a state in the east of the USA.


The state is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It borders the states of Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina,.

The capital of the state is the city of Raleigh. Large cities — Charlotte, Greensboro, Durham.


On November 21, 1789, North Carolina joined the United States and became the 12th state

Famous people

  • Thelonious Monk
  • Tori Amos
  • Ava Gardner
  • Simone(1933-2003) – American singer, pianist, composer, arranger

Judicial system

The court system in North Carolina can be grouped into two divisions: the Appellate Division and the Trial Division. The Appellate Division is made up of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, while the Judicial Division is made up of the High Court, District Court, Commercial Court, Small Claims Court and Court of Recovery.

The North Carolina Supreme Court is the state’s highest court, and its decisions on matters of state law are not subject to appeal. It consists of the chief judge, who is also the head of the judiciary, and six assistant judges. The term of office of each judge is eight years. The Supreme Court does not have a jury and does not determine the facts, but it does consider whether an error was made in the trial or in the judicial interpretation of the law.

Courts in North Carolina are funded by the state budget. In 2019, $553,262,714 was spent on funding the state’s court system. This is 4.34% more than in 2018 .

Raleigh (North Carolina)

City in the United States
State North Carolina
County Wake County
Coordinates 35°46’48″N, 78°38’24″WL
Surface 375 km²
– country 372.5 km²
– water 2.5 km²
(1267 inhabitant/km²)
Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin (D)

According to COUNTRYAAH, Raleigh is the capital of the US state of North Carolina and the capital of Wake County. The city is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century, in 2019 the city had 474,069 inhabitants, in 2012 there were only 423,179. Raleigh is known as the ” City of Oaks “, the city of oaks, where downtown streets are lined with oaks.

The city is home to North Carolina State University and part of the Research Triangle, the research-intensive area grown between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The city also houses several important collections in its numerous museums, including the African American Cultural Complex, the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.


Raleigh was chosen in 1788 as the site of the new state capital of North Carolina and was founded in 1792 as both the new county and state capital. The place was named in November 1792 after Walter Raleigh, settler of Roanoke Island, which was also known as the “Lost Colony”. Raleigh is one of the few cities in the United States specifically planned and built to serve as the state capital. Although the city survived the American Civil War unscathed, the city grew little in the first century of its existence. Only in the 1920s, with the construction of a tram network, and further developments in the 1950s and 1960s, the city grew considerably.


8.2 % of the population is older than 65 and 33.1 % consists of single – person households. Unemployment is 7.3 % (2010 census figures).

About 11% of Raleigh’s population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 29.3% of African origin and 4.3% of Asian origin.

The population increased from 220,425 in 1990 to 276,093 in 2000 to 423,179 in 2012. Raleigh is one of the fastest growing cities in the US.


In January the average temperature is 3.8 °C, in July it is 25.9 °C. Annual average rainfall is 1142.2 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).


The Carolina Hurricanes local ice hockey team plays in the National Hockey League. Rugby club Raleigh Vipers plays in the Mid Atlantic Conference.

Partner cities

  • Compiègne France, since 1989
  • Kingston upon Hull England
  • Kolomna Russia
  • Rostock Germany
  • Nairobi Kenya

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 20 km radius of Raleigh.


Cary (15 km)

Garner (14 km)

Knightdale (14 km)

Morrisville (17 km)

Rolesville (20 km)


  • Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), President of the United States (1865-1869), Governor of Tennessee, Senator and Tailor
  • Anna J. Cooper (1858-1964), writer
  • Saxie Dowell (1904-1974), jazz singer, songwriter, orchestra leader
  • Pee Wee Moore (1928–2009), jazz saxophonist
  • Rufus Harley (1936–2006), jazz musician
  • Daniel McFadden (1937), economist/econometrician and Nobel laureate (2000)
  • Jeff Galloway (1945), athlete
  • Randy Jones (1952), singer
  • Scott Hoch (1955), golf professional
  • Peyton Reed (1964), director
  • Rhoda Griffis (1965), actress
  • Michael C. Hall (1971), actor
  • Ron Whittaker (1971), golf professional
  • Brandi Love (1973), porn actress
  • Emily Procter (1968), actress
  • Liz Vassey (1972), actress
  • Taylor Roberts (1980), actress
  • Chesson Hadley (1987), golf professional
  • Evan Rachel Wood (1987), actress
  • Abigail Forbes (2001), tennis player

Durham, North Carolina

City in the United States
State North Carolina
Coordinates 35°59’39″N, 78°53’55″WL
Surface 291.74 km²
– country 289.61 km²
– water 2.13 km²
(April 1, 2020)
(979 inhabitants/km²)
Mayor Elaine O’Neal (D)

Durham is a city in the American state of North Carolina and has 228,330 inhabitants. This makes it the 85th city in the United States (2010). Its surface area is 244.9 km 2, making it the 72nd largest city.


Durham has historically been an important and wealthy city through the tobacco trade. From that heyday, it has retained Duke University . The tobacco trade is gone and the center of the city is an area with major economic and social problems. An aircraft engine factory of GE Aviation and CFM International is located there.


Of the population, 8.9% is older than 65 and 33.7% consists of single -person households (2010).

About 14.22% of Durham’s population are Hispanics and Latinos, 40.96% are of African origin and 5.07% of Asian origin.

The population increased from 136,611 in 1990 to 187,035 in 2000.


In January the average temperature is 2.8 °C, in July it is 25.1 °C. Annual average precipitation is 1221.7 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 20 km radius of Durham.


Carrboro (18 km)

Chapel Hill (14 km)

Gorman (10km)

Hillsborough (20 km)

Morrisville (19 km)


  • Clyde McPhatter (1932-1972), singer
  • Grady Tate (1932-2017), jazz singer and drummer
  • Penny Fuller (1940), actress
  • Betty Davis (1944-2022), singer and model
  • LeRoi Moore (1961-2008), saxophonist
  • David Aaron Baker (1963), actor
  • Kim Graham (1971), athlete
  • April Parker-Jones, actress

Durham, North Carolina