Geography & Environment
Quick geography Facts
by Emily Horton, 2012.
Highest Point: Mt. Mitchell- 6,684 feet above sea level
Number of Counties in North Carolina: 100
Major Cities: Raleigh (Capital), Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem
Bordering States: Geogia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Major Crops: Tobacco, Sweet Potatoes, Dry Beans, Soybeans, Cotton
Dinosaur Fossils Found in North Carolina: Hypsibema, Lophorhothon, Zatomus
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1 January 2012 | Horton, Emily S.