STATE of NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
12th Star in U.S. Flag
Area: 48,711 sq. miles 178,648 sq. km.
Population: 8,856,505 Statehood: Novermber 21, 1789
Nickname: Tar Heel
State Motto: “Quam Videri” (“to be rather than to seem”)
Name Origin: After King Charles I, England
State Website: https://www.nc.gov/