Previously dominated by the traditional tobacco culture, the North Carolina economy has diversified over the twentieth century. Mineral resources are limited, but hydroelectric energy is abundant. Agriculture and forestry remained important sectors of the economy. Caroline do Norte is the first national tobacco producer and the third producer of peanuts (peanuts).

The other agricultural resources are varied: cotton, corn, livestock (poultry, cattle, pigs), soy, fruits (apples, fisheries), vegetables. Forestry and fishing (shrimp, plaice) are active. The state today is heavily industrialized. Labor industries dominate. Caroline do Norte places itself in the first national row for the textile sector (clothing). The other industrial sectors are mechanical engineering, agri-food, wood (paper, furniture), tobacco, rubber and plastic. The tip industries (electronics, pharmaceuticals) focus on the Research Triangle Park’s technopôle. The local economy continued to rest on traditional tobacco and textile activities until World War II. During and after this,

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The textile industry today is seriously threatened by imports. Tourism is very developed. The main tourist sites are the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the seaside sites of Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout, the historic sites that commemorate the War of Independence (Moores Creek National Battlefield) and the Secession War (Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site) as well as numerous museums.

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Major Cities in North Carolina

Charlotte

Charlotte, the largest city in the state of North Carolina in the United States. He has about 600,000 residents, or 1.5 million if one with the metropolitan area. The city is a trade center that also has a textile industry. Charlotte has also had a university since 1867.

Greensboro

Greensboro, a city ​​in the state of North Carolina in the United States with about 233,000 residents, or 1.2 million with the suburbs. The city has a lot of textile industry and tobacco industry.

Raleigh

Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina in the United States. The city has about 416,000 residents, but in the metropolitan area it has about 1.2 million. Raleigh has two universities and several colleges. The city has a textile and wood industry and several printing works.

Private Schools in North Carolina by County