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Even though North Carolina is located in a warm temperate zone, its diverse regions can experience a variety of weather conditions.
While locations in the mountains may see average temperatures of 30 degrees Fahrenheit in January and 65 degrees Fahrenheit
in August, locations in the coastal plains can often experience January averages in the mid 40's and August averages in the
90's. The state averages 44 inches of rainfall each year, and 5 inches of snow.
Population: (2001 Census Bureau Estimate) 8,186,268
Rank in Population: 11th
Area: 48,718 square miles
Rank in Area: 29th
Largest County (Population): Mecklenburg (716,407 people in 2001)
Largest County (Area): Robeson (948.9 square miles)
Entered the Union: November 21, 1789 (12th state)
This is the State Seal of North Carolina.