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Banner Elk
North Carolina


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Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Banner Elk is approximately 933 (1990), 1028 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 229 (1990), 291 (2010).
The amount of land area in Banner Elk is 2.162 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Banner Elk to Washington DC is 334 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 183 miles. (as the crow flies)
Banner Elk is positioned 36.16 degrees north of the equator and 81.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Banner Elk Community Events

Oct. 17-18, 1998
21st Annual Woolly Worm Festival
Festival will be held at Banner Elk Elementary from 10 am - 4 pm on both days. Sponsored by the Avery/Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis of Banner Elk.
The Woolly Worm festival attracts about 15,000 people to the hamlet of Banner Elk. Woolly worm caterpillars are raced on lanes of string, and the winning woolly worm is examined to determine an official festival forecast for the coming winter. Crafts, food and entertainment enhance the festive flavor of this unique folk celebration.

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