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Statistics & Facts
Statistics & Facts
The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Aurora is approximately 654 (1990), 520 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 296 (1990), 241 (2010).
The amount of land area in Aurora is 2.278 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.238 sq kilometers.
The distance from Aurora to Washington DC is 248 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 111 miles. (as the crow flies)
Aurora is positioned 35.30 degrees north of the equator and 76.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Aurora is the home of PCS Phosphate, large open pit mining operation. Tons of marine life fossils have been located with the mining operation, and a large free Museum, the Aurora Fossil Museum is located downtown. Several hundred exhibits, and a large pile of the fossil material is located in front of the Museum for visitors to finds their own fossils. Aurora is also home to the Aurora Fossil Festival, small town grows to over 12,000 visitors each Memorial Day Week End to honor the fossils, and mostly our military
Aurora Fossil Festival
P.O. Box 352
Aurora, NC 27806-0352
Held in May each year, including craft fair, food vendors, singing groups, lectures, guest authors on fossils and general geology and much more
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