North Carolina’s four land regions are the Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, and Coastal Plains.
Agriculture continues to be an important industry in North Carolina, generating $10.1 billion in revenues for the Tar Heel State. There are approximately 52,000 farms in the state, covering 8.5 million acres. The average size farm comprises 168 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 100 counties.
North Carolina’s most valuable crops are sweet potatoes, corn, and peanuts. The state also grows substantial quantities of tobacco, soybeans, and cotton. Most of the cropland is found in the southeastern (Coastal Plains) region of the state.
North Carolina wildlife is abundant within the state on both land and water. The dense vegetation, ample rainfall, and forage make it a wildlife mecca for land animals and fisheries alike. Its primary wildlife includes black bears, wild turkey, and white-tailed deer.
The combination of both freshwater and saltwater creates a diverse ecosystem for many fish species, including black bass, crappie, catfish, blue gill, and perch. The primary saltwater species include spotted seatrout, blue fish, king mackerel, flounder, red drum, and dolphin (mahi).
Major Rivers and Lakes
North Carolina’s four longest rivers are the Roanoke River, New River, Neuse River, and Pee-Dee River. Their main tributaries include the Big Otter River, Falling River, and Dan River.
Lake Mattamuskeet, the largest natural lake in North Carolina, is located in Hyde County, North Carolina on the Tar-Pamlico River Basin. The surface area of this lake is approximately 30,000 acres (46.8 square miles). Other significant lakes include Scuppernong Lake (16,600 acres), Lake Waccamaw (8,938 acres), and Alligator Lake (6,000 acres).
State and National Parks
North Carolina has 41 state parks and 12 national parks.
|Nickname||Tar Heel State|
|Neighboring States||Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina|
|Regions||Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, and Coastal Plains|
|State Flower||Flowering Dogwood|
|Big Game||Black bears, wild turkey, and white-tailed deer|
|Small Game||Armadillo, Beaver, and Coyote|
|Freshwater Fish||Black bass, crappie, catfish, blue gill, and perch|
|Saltwater Fish||Spotted seatrout, blue fish, king mackerel, flounder, red drum, and dolphin (mahi)|
|Total Acreage||34.4 million|
|Total Public Land Acreage||5 million|
|Average Annual Rainfall||48 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||8.4 million|
|Woodlands by Acreage||18.1 million|
|Primary Crops||Sweet potatoes, corn, and peanuts|
|Largest Lake||Lake Mattamuskeet|
|Other Lakes||Rathbun Lake, Saylorville Lake, and Big Spirit Lake|
|Major Rivers||Roanoke River, New River, Neuse River, and Yadkin Pee-Dee River|
|Other Tributaries||Big Otter River, Falling River, and Dan River|
Our Rural Real Estate Offices
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