North Carolina State
North Carolina State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted North Carolina as the 12th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about North Carolina.
Date of Statehood:
November 21, 1789
8,683,242 (US Census 2005 estimate)
North Carolina's agricultural crops include tobacco, corn, cotton, hay, peanuts, and vegetable.
North Carolina is the nation's largest furniture, tobacco, brick, and textile producer. This production is highly diversified, with metalworking, chemicals, and paper constituting enormous industries.
The Tar Heel State
Esse Quam Videri (To be rather than to seem.)
American Dogwood (Legislation of 1941)
Pine (Legislation of 1963)
Cardinal (Legislation of 1943)
Channel Bass (Legislation of 1971)
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1973)
Emerald (Legislation of 1973)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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