North Carolina State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted North Carolina as the 12th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about North Carolina.
State Name: North Carolina
Capital of North Carolina State: Raleigh
Date of Statehood: November 21, 1789
North Carolina State Population: 8,683,242 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: North Carolina's agricultural crops include tobacco, corn, cotton, hay, peanuts, and vegetable.
Primary Industry: North Carolina is the nation's largest furniture, tobacco, brick, and textile producer. This production is highly diversified, with metalworking, chemicals, and paper constituting enormous industries.
North Carolina State Nickname: The Tar Heel State
North Carolina State Motto: Esse Quam Videri (To be rather than to seem.)
North Carolina State Flower:
American Dogwood (Cornus florida)(Legislation of 1941)
North Carolina State Tree: Pine (Legislation of 1963)
North Carolina State Bird:
Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)(Legislation of 1943)
North Carolina State Fish: Channel Bass (Legislation of 1971)
North Carolina State Insect: Honey Bee (Legislation of 1973)
North Carolina State Gemstone: Emerald (Legislation of 1973)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
North Carolina State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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