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Chapel Hill

Orange County,

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"Southern Part of Heaven"

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.

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27514, 27516

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The population of Chapel Hill is approximately 44,015 (2000), 57233 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 14,850 (1990), 20564 (2010).

The amount of land area in Chapel Hill is 42.816 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Chapel Hill is 20.16 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.178 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chapel Hill to Washington DC is 235 miles. The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 22 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chapel Hill is positioned 35.92 degrees north of the equator and 79.04 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Chapel Hill median income is $87,846 (2000).

Chapel Hill miscellany.

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Chapel Hill location: near Durham and Raleigh in north central North Carolina. Chapel Hill is in Orange County and slightly in Durham County

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The geography for Chapel Hill is characterized by rolling hills

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Climate & Weather

Chapel Hill average annual rainfall is 41 inches per year
Chapel Hill average annual snowfall is 7.9 inches per year.
The average high temperature is 70 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Chapel Hill history:

Chapel Hill was named after the New Hope Chapel, which stood upon a hill at the crossing of two primary roads. Town lots were auctioned in 1793 when work began on the first building of the university, although it was 1795 before residents occupied any permanent homes.
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Chapel Hill attractions:

Chapel Hill is the largest city in Orange County

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University is the nation's oldest public university, established in 1789.

Morehead Planetarium
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB# 3480
Chapel HIll, North Carolina 27599-3480
Info line: 919-549-6863
Office: 919-962-1237
This planetarium has education thousands of people in over 45 years of presentations. There are classes, teacher workshops and more. Memberships are available.

North Carolina Botanical Garden
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 3375, Totten Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3375
Phone 919-962-0522
FAX 919-962-3531 Please call ahead for hours of operation. The North Carolina Botanical Garden is the largest natural botanical garden in the southeast. Consisting of 600 acres of preserved land, it includes nature trails, carnivorous plant collections, aquatics and herb gardens. Collections of North Carolina and southeastern plants are arranged by habitats in simulated natural settings. Self-guided tours for individuals. Allow up to 2 hrs. The facility also features revolving exhibits of paintings, quilts and other media, plus sculpture in various sections of the botanical collection.

Ackland Art Museum
at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3400

Blue Heaven
Carolina Basketball Museum
1840 Airport Road (Chapel Hill North)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Phone: (919) 929-5877
Fax: (919) 929-5844
Please call for hours of operation.
This new 3100-sq.ft. museum offers artifacts and memorabilia of the UNC men's basketball program in static and technological displays. Owner-curator is a former team manager

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Economy & Industry

Chapel Hill economy: The University and its hospital continue to be the town's largest employer.
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