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Many symbols of North Carolina can be found in our North Carolina coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the North Carolina Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

North Carolina OutlineState Name: North Carolina
State Nickname: The Tar Heel State
State Capital: Raleigh
State Governor: Pat McCrory
State Abbreviation: N.C.
2 letter Postal Code: NC
Area: 52,712 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Nov. 21, 1789
State #: 12
Borders: Tennessee, Virginia, Atlantic Ocean, South Carolina, Georgia
North Carolina flagFlag Meaning: Colors of the flag are red, white and blue - two horizontal stripes and one vertical. The abbreviation of the state appears in gold letters on the blue vertical stripe. A star separates the letters. There are gold banners above and below the letters with dates. The top displays the date of the Mecklenburg declaration - the date of the first meeting of NC citizens that declared their freedom from Great Britain (May 20, 1775). The bottom displays the date for the Halifax Resolves - the first official action by an entire colony calling for independence from Britain (April 12th, 1776). The flag was adopted in 1885.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 13
State Motto: Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem)
State Flower: dogwood
State Bird: cardinal
State Song: "The Old North State"
State Tree: pine
State Mammal: gray squirrel
State Fish: Channel Bass
State Reptile: eastern box turtle
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point, Asheville
Famous Residents:
- David Brinkley, newsman
- Howard Cosell, sportscaster
- Roberta Flack, singer
- Andy Griffith, actor
- Andrew Johnson, president
- Sugar Ray Leonard, boxer
- Dolley Madison, first lady
- James K. Polk, president
- Randy Travis, musician
Attractions: Mt. Mitchell, Great Smoky Mountains, Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, Fort Raleigh, Kitty Hawk, Alamance Battleground, Bentonville Battlefield, Biltmore Estate, Boone's Cave, Chimney Rock, Fontana Village, Morehead Planetarium, Nantahola Gorge, Ocracoke Island, Old Salem, Tryon Palace
Agriculture: chicken, corn, cotton, cottonseed, dairy products, eggs, hogs, peanuts, potatoes, soybeans, tobacco
Natural Resources: clays, fedspar, mica, sand, gravel, stone

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