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North Carolina

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  1. a state in the SE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 52,586 sq. mi. (136,198 sq. km). Capital: Raleigh. Abbreviation: NC (for use with zip code), N.C.
Related formsNorth Carolinian, adjective, noun
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  • This is an instance of humanity in the North-Carolina code worthy of special note.

    History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1

    George W. Williams

  • The first permanent settlement in what is now North-Carolina, can not be traced to an earlier date than 1656.

British Dictionary definitions for north carolina

North Carolina

  1. a state of the southeastern US, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal plain rising to the Piedmont Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains in the west. Capital: Raleigh. Pop: 8 407 248 (2003 est). Area: 126 387 sq km (48 798 sq miles)Abbreviation: N.C., (with zip code) NC
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North Carolina

State in the southeastern United States bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, South Carolina and Georgia to the south, and Tennessee to the west. Its capital is Raleigh, and its largest city is Charlotte.


One of the thirteen colonies.


One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.
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