The Tar Heel State
- State Site: Official Web Site of the State of North Carolina
- Capital City:
- Postal: NC
- Traditional: N.C.
- Admission to Union:
- Ancestry / Genealogy:
- Apartments: North Carolina Apartments
- Area Codes: North Carolina Area Codes
- Biographies: Notable Georgians
- Birth Records: Birth Certificates
- Border States:
- Citizens: North Carolina Citizens
- Climate: Climatology For North Carolina
- Constitution: Constitution of North Carolina, 12th state to enter the Union.
- County Profile: North Carolina Counties
- Courts: North Carolina Judiciary
- Current Events: North Carolina News
- Death Records: Death Certificates
- Department of: State Government Agencies
- Driving: Driver Services
- Manufacturing: Tobacco products (cigarettes, pipe and chewing tobacco) are North
Carolina's leading products in the manufacturing industry. The state produces more tobacco products than
any other state. Chemicals (Pharmaceuticals, cleaning products, synthetic fibers) are North Carolina's
second most important manufactured products. Third-ranked are computer and electronic products that
include communication equipment and computer components.
- Agriculture: In the agricultural sector, livestock products and crops each contribute
about 50% of North Carolina's agricultural income. Hogs are the most important livestock product raised
in the state, followed by broilers (5-12 week-old chickens). Farmers also raise turkeys. North Carolina
ranks among the leading states in the production of hogs, broilers and turkeys. Other livestock products
are milk, beef cattle, eggs and ducks. Tobacco is the state's leading crop followed by cotton. Corn and
soybeans are also important crops. North Carolina is a leading peanut and sweet potato production state.
Apples are the biggest fruit crop but blueberries, peaches and strawberries are also important. North
Carolina also produces some greenhouse and nursery products, hay, trees and wheat.
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- Mining: Crushed stone, mostly granite, is the state's most valuable mined product
followed by traprock and limestone. Other important mined products are phosphate rock (for fertilizer),
sand and gravel and lithium (for making aluminum, glass). A leading producer of feldspar, mica and
pyrophyllite, North Carolina also produces some quantities of clay, granite, marble, olivine and talc.
- Fishing: North Carolina's most valuable fish/shellfish products are blue crabs,
clams, flounder and shrimp. Aquaculture is strong in the state, producing catfish, crayfish, Atlantic
menhaden and trout "on the farm".
- Services: Concentrated in metropolitan areas of the state, finance, insurance and
real estate make up North Carolina's leading service industry group. The state's growing population has
supported growth in real estate businesses and the state's growing reputation as a commercial center.
Large banking companies have moved into Charlotte, making the city one of the nations important financial
centers. Community, business and personal services are the second-ranking service group in the state.
This group includes private health care, private schools, research facilities, motels, law firms and
repair shops. North Carolina is home to leading research facilities focusing on medicine, electronic and
other specialized fields. Wholesale trade (automobiles, building materials, groceries, tobacco) and
retail trade (department stores, food stores, service stations) comprise North Carolina's third-ranking
- Genealogical Resources:
- Geographic Center: North Carolina Geography
- Highest Point: Mount Mitchell, 6,684 feet above sea level.
- Highway Markers: North Carolina
- Judiciary: North Carolina Judiciary
- Largest Cities: 10 Largest Cities
- Legislature: North Carolina General Assembly
- Library: State Library of North Carolina
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- License Plates: North Carolina
- Lottery: (None)
- Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean, sea level.
- Maps: North Carolina Maps
- Marriage: North Carolina Marriage Certificates
- Motor Vehicles: Division of Motor Vehicles
- Museums: North Carolina Museums
- National Forests:
- National Parks: National Parks in North Carolina
- Natural Resources: North Carolina's natural resources include rich soils and mineral deposits
and thick forests that cover about 60% of the state.
- Newspapers: North Carolina
- Nickname: for North Carolina
- Non-transients: Find A Grave
- Online Services: Online Services
- Origin of State's name: North Carolina
- Political Cartoons: PoliticalCartoons.com
- Road Side America: North Carolina
- Senior Citizens: Seniors and Retirement
- Song: The Old North State
- State Parks: North Carolina State Parks
- State Quarter: North Carolina
- Symbols: North Carolina Symbols
- Tax Forms:
- Topography: State Topography Image: North Carolina
- Unclaimed Funds: Unclaimed Property
- Veteran Affairs: Division of Veterans Affairs
- Vital Records: North Carolina Vital Records
- Voting: State Board of Elections
- Web Cams: North Carolina Webcams
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