State AbbreviationNC
StatehoodNovember 21, 1789
State CapitalRaleigh
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 53,819 sq miles; Land Only: 48,711 sq miles
Number of Counties100
State Population (2010)9,535,483
Electoral Votes15
State Quarter Issue Date12-Mar-01
State MottoEsse quam videri (To be, rather than to seem)
State FlowerDogwood
State BirdCardinal
NicknameTar Heel State
Area Codes252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919, 980, 984
Top 5 Cities (2010 population)Charlotte (731,424)
Raleigh (403,892)
Greensboro (269,666)
Winston-Salem (229,617)
Durham (228,330)
Major Sports TeamsNFL: Carolina Panthers
NHL: Carolina Hurricanes
Federal PrisonsNone
Federal Correctional InstitutionFederal Correctional Institution, Butner Low
Federal Correctional Institution, Butner Medium
Federal Correctional ComplexFederal Correctional Complex, Butner
State PrisonsBertie Correctional Institution
Carteret Correctional Center (inmate capacity 300)
Craven Correctional Institution (inmate capacity 796)
Eastern Correctional Institution (inmate capacity 429)
Greene Correctional Institution (inmate capacity 616)
Hyde Correctional Institution (inmate capacity 736)
Maury Correctional Insititution (inmate capacity 896)
Pamlico Correctional Institution (inmate capacity 552)
Pasquotank Correctional Institution (inmate capacity 896)
Tyrrell Prison Work Farm (inmate capacity 620)

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