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Mecklenburg County,

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The Queen City

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.

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28202, 28203, 28204, 28205, 28206, 28207, 28208, 28209, 28210, 28211, 28212, 28213, 28214, 28215, 28216, 28217, 28223, 28226, 28227, 28262, 28269, 28270, 28273, 28277, 28278

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Charlotte is approximately 610,949 (2005), 731424 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 230,434 (2000), 289860 (2010).

The amount of land area in Charlotte is 451.334 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Charlotte is 242.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.877 sq kilometers.
The distance from Charlotte to Washington DC is 335 miles. The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 130 miles. (as the crow flies)
Charlotte is positioned 35.19 degrees north of the equator and 80.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Charlotte elevation is 850 feet above sea level.
Charlotte median income is $47,131 (2005).

The Charlotte median home price is $159,900 (2005).

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Charlotte location: In south-central North Carolina where Interstates 77 and 85 intersect. It is about nine miles from Pineville and about ten miles from Matthews. Other nearby communities include Mint Hill, Stallings, Huntersville, Mount Holly, Belmont and Weddington.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Charlotte is Moderate and sunny. Here is a climate & weather page for the area.
The weather in Charlotte is like this
Charlotte average annual rainfall is 43.52 inches per year
Charlotte average annual precipitation is 43.1 inches per year.
Charlotte average temperature is (summer) 76 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (January) 31 (July) 69 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (January) 50 (July) 88 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Charlotte history:

Around the middle of the 1700's, Scotch-Irish settlers came along the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia. Near the Catawba River, they stopped and built a settlement which continued to grow as new neighbors moved in. The name for this new settlement was Charlotte in honor of the wife of King George III, who was the king of England.. In 1768, Charlotte became an incorporated city. Charlotte was located in the new county of Mecklenburg, which was also named in honor of Queen Charlotte's homeland of Germany. This is how Charlotte became known as the "Queen City."

1799 brought a new experience for Charlotte with the discovery of a 17 pound gold nugget, bringing more prospectors and the opening of new mines. It didn't last, though, as the call from California's gold fields took away the miners. Cotton was also a staple crop for Charlotte. The railroad came to town and helped the economy stabilize even more.

A history page for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Here is a great Timeline for Charlotte history.
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Charlotte attractions:

Mint Hill Doctor's Museum & Country Store
The Museum is open the second Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 pm

Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 2815
Phone: 704-568-1774

Mint Museums Of Art
2730 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC 28207-2012
Phone: 704-337-2000

Mint Museum of Craft and Design
220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-337-2000 <

Alexander Hezekiah Homesite
3500 Shamrock Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215-3214
Phone: 704-568-1774

Carolinas Aviation Museum
4108 Minuteman Way
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704-359-8442

Museum Of The New South
200 E. Seventh Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-333-1887

Nature Museum
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-372-6261

Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
248 Ridgewood Ave
Charlotte, NC 28209-1632
Phone: 704-331-0664

Discovery Place Inc
301 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202-2138
Phone: 704-372-6261

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