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Flag of North Carolina

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Flag of North Carolina

Use: Civil and state flag
Adopted: 1991
Design: A blue union, containing in the center thereof a white star with the letter "N" in gilt on the left and the letter "C" in gilt on the right of said star, the circle containing the same to be one-third the width of the union.
Designed by: Johnston Jones
The flag of the state of North Carolina is defined by law as follows:

That the flag of North Carolina shall consist of a blue union, containing in the center thereof a white star with the letter "N" in gilt on the left and the letter "C" in gilt on the right of said star, the circle containing the same to be one-third the width of the union. The fly of the flag shall consist of two equally proportioned bars; the upper bar to be red, the lower bar to be white; that the length of the bars horizontally shall be equal to the perpendicular length of the union, and the total length of the flag shall be one-third more than its width. That above the star in the center of the union there shall be a gilt scroll in semi-circular form, containing in black letters this inscription "May 20th 1775," and that below the star there shall be a similar scroll containing in black letters the inscription: "April 12th 1776".

It bears the dates of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (May 20, 1775) and of the Halifax Resolves (April 12, 1776), documents that place North Carolina at the forefront of the American independence movement. Both dates also appear on the Great Seal of North Carolina.

State of North Carolina
Flag of North Carolina State seal of North Carolina
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
Old North State; Tar Heel State
Motto(s): Esse quam videri: "To be, rather than to seem" (official); First in Flight
State song(s): "The Old North State"
Map of the United States with North Carolina highlighted
Official language English
Spoken languages As of 2010
  • English 90.70%
  • Spanish 6.93%
  • Other 2.73%
Demonym North Carolinian (official);
Tar Heel (colloquial)
Capital Raleigh
Largest city Charlotte
Largest metro Greater Charlotte
Area Ranked 28th
• Total 53,819 sq mi
(139,390 km2)
• Width 186 miles (272 km)
• Length 560 miles (901 km)
• % water 9.5
• Latitude 33° 50′ N to 36° 35′ N
• Longitude 75° 28′ W to 84° 19′ W
Population Ranked 9th
• Total 10,383,620 (2018)
• Density 208.7/sq mi (80.6/km2)
Ranked 15th
• Median household income $52,752 (39th)
Elevation
• Highest point Mount Mitchell
6,684 ft (2037 m)
• Mean 700 ft (210 m)
• Lowest point Atlantic Ocean
Sea level
Before statehood Province of North-Carolina
Admitted to the Union November 21, 1789 (12th)
Governor Roy Cooper (D)
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest (R)
Legislature General Assembly
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R)
Thom Tillis (R)
U.S. House delegation 8 Republicans
3 Democrats
2 vacant (list)
Time zone Eastern: UTC −5/−4
ISO 3166 US-NC
Abbreviations NC, N.C.
Website www.nc.gov
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