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Land Acreage > Total 31.175 million acres [26th of 45]
Land Acreage > Total Cropland 5.639 million acres [20th of 43]
Land Acreage > Total Forest Land 18.269 million acres [13th of 44]
Land Acreage > Total Pasture or Range Land 2.039 million acres [26th of 43]
Land area 48,711 sq mi [29th of 56]
Land borders
Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina
Largest cities (with populations) Charlotte - 594,359
Mean County Area 1,393.91 sq.km. [39th of 49]
North American blizzard of 1996 > Snowfall accumulation totals NC
Percentage of area water 9.49% [14th of 50]
State capitals (with populations) Raleigh - 326,653
Tornadoes > Fatalities 81 [20th of 55]
Tornadoes > Injuries 1,778 [17th of 55]
Tornadoes > Total cost of damage $365,218,048.00 [21st of 55]
Tornadoes > Total number 590 [22nd of 55]
Total area 53,819 sq mi [28th of 50]
US National Historic Landmarks > Number 38 [23rd of 51]
US National Historic Landmarks > Number, non-duplicated 38 [23rd of 51]
Water area 5,108 sq mi [10th of 50]

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