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Map of U.S. showing location of North Carolina

FAST FACTS

CAPITAL: Raleigh

STATEHOOD: 1789; 12th state

ATTRACTIONS: Outer Banks, Roanoke Island 

FUN FACT: North Carolina is the largest producer of furniture in the U.S.

North Carolina state flag
State mammal: gray squirrel; State Bird: cardinal; State Tree: pine; State Quarter

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Photo credits: 400ex127, Dreamstime (cardinal); Arkorn, Dreamstime (pine); Dalia Kvedaraite, Dreamstime (squirrel); tkacchuk, iStockphoto (flag); maogg, iStock Photo (quarter) 

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