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Wake County,

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"The State Capital"
"You Can See the Whole State from Here!"
The City of Oaks

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.

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Raleigh Schools.

Zip Codes

27601, 27603, 27604, 27605, 27606, 27607, 27608, 27609, 27610, 27612, 27613, 27614, 27615

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Raleigh is approximately 341,530 (2005), 403892 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 112,608 (2000), 162999 (2010).

The amount of land area in Raleigh is 228.269 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Raleigh is 114.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.794 sq kilometers.
The distance from Raleigh to Washington DC is 232 miles. The distance to the North Carolina state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Raleigh is positioned 35.82 degrees north of the equator and 78.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Raleigh elevation is 434 feet above sea level.
Raleigh per capita income is $24,841.
Raleigh median income is $46,612 (2000).

The Raleigh median home price is $156,000 (2000).

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Raleigh location: in north-central North Carolina not far from Durham. Other nearby communities include Garner, Knightdale, Cary, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Rolesville, Apex and Holly Springs.

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The geography for Raleigh is in the rolling terrain of North Carolina's Piedmont region.

Climate & Weather

The weather in Raleigh is moderate. Here is a local weather forecast phone number: 919-515-8225
Raleigh average annual rainfall is 44.7 inches per year
Raleigh average annual snowfall is 2.4 inches per year.
Raleigh average temperature is 59.8 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 47 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 70 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Raleigh history:

Raleigh was named for Sir Walter Raleigh who, in the 1580's, wanted to establish the first English Colony on the shores of the new world, but was unsuccessful.
One of its nicknames is "The City of Oaks"

This history summary is from the Raleigh Public Affairs Department:
Chartered in 1792 to serve as the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh is among the oldest cities in the United States. It was named to honor Sir Walter Raleigh who, two centuries earlier had sponsored the first English colony to settle in the New World.

Some 60,000 Union troops were quartered in Raleigh when word came of President Lincoln's assassination in April 1865. Torch-carrying troops, bent on revenge, headed downtown. General John Alexander Logan stopped the troops at gunpoint, thus saving Raleigh's downtown. Raleigh remained a rather sleepy state capital until 1959 when an initiative by the State of North Carolina carved out the now world renowned Research Triangle Park just west of the city. This nucleus of research has transformed the city into one of the fastest growing, yet liveable spots to call home in America.
The founding of Raleigh: 1792 as the capital city of North Carolina
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Raleigh attractions:

The Carolina Hurricanes Hockey club

North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-839-NCMA

Raleigh City Museum
220 Fayetteville Street Mall
Briggs Building
Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-832-3775

Joel Lane Museum House
Corner of St. Mary's and W. Hargett Streets
Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-833-3431
Built in the 1760's, this is Raleigh's oldest residence. Costumed docents help you learn the background and stories of the building.

Capital Area Visitor Center
301 N. Blount St.
Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-733-3456
An information site and rest center for visitors to Raleigh. Tours may also be arranged.

The Carolina Ballet
3101 Glenwood Ave., Suite 265
Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-303-6303

The North Carolina Symphony
Memorial Auditorium
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-733-2750

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Things to do in the Greater Raleigh area

Raleigh Red Wolf Ramble
An Annual event held each September.
at Moore Square in Downtown Raleigh

The seventeenth president of the United States -- Andrew Johnson -- was born in Raleigh in 1808.

Birthplace of President Andrew Johnson
Corner of Mimosa St. and Wake Forest Rd.
Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-834-4844
in the Mordecai Historic Park, see an antebellum plantation house, museum and more. President Johnson's birthplace is preserved here.

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Economy & Industry

Raleigh economy: with the state capital and at least six colleges in Raleigh, the economy is centered around government and education, but other parts of the economy contribute, just not as greatly.
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