North Carolina


North Carolina is a southeastern state in the US, known for its diverse terrain of mountains, winding rivers and streams, and coastal plains. With a population of 10.4 million, it is the ninth most populous state in the US. North Carolina produces a variety of crops including tobacco, soybeans, and sweet potatoes, and is the leader in the production of softwood lumber. Home to a number of universities, North Carolina's economy is also heavily reliant on education and medical research. In addition to its agricultural and educational industries, North Carolina also boasts a vibrant arts culture, with numerous museums, galleries, theaters, and music venues.