North Carolina Map USA

Perfect for homes, offices and schools, this map of North Carolina depicts the urban layout of the State. The expanse of the State is elaborated with placement of hundreds of cities and towns.

State capital Raleigh and some major settlements are highlighted and elaborated in insets.Separate frames bring out the detailed layout of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill and Greensboro–Winston-Salem along with major urban settlements like Fayetteville, Wilmington, Asheville and Charlotte.

The Map of North Carolina draws out the detailed network of primary and secondary highways operative in the state. Airports parks and military installations can also be placed .

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Designed with accuracy using current map data, this Map of North Carolina is a high quality projection of the urban and physical layout of the state. Boundaries with other states are demarcated with contrasting contour. All primary and secondary cities and towns are named in their true location for easy understanding. Highlighted box frames indicate placements of major settlements and metropolitan areas which are elaborated in insets.

The map features an integrated network of national highways, state highways, state roads, secondary roads, thoroughfares, freeway interchanges, major waterways and major airports. The physical landscape is depicted with attractive imagery and captioned with readable fronts. Appalachian Mountain ranges, Atlantic coastal plains, Piedmont plateau region, lakes, rivers, mountain peaks, forestlands, national parks and State parks can be placed on the frame with ease. The map encompasses 8 elaborate layouts of major urban settlements, national parks and important terrain regions in separate frames. This informative and attractive visual display of the State is a great reference tool and can be used resourcefully in schools, homes and offices.

The diverse terrain regions of North Carolina, include the Atlantic Coastal Plains in the eastern portion, The Piedmont plateau in the central part and the mountain region in the west which is a part of the Appalachian Ranges. The Appalachian mountains within the state include the great Smoky Mountains, The Blue Ridge Mountain and the black Mountains. Mount Mitchell, the highest peak of North Carolina can be placed on the map with ease. The State is home to 24 State Parks and 14 National Parks. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park of the region and is laid out in a separate frame along with Western North Carolina.

It is also furnished with two elaborate indices, one of cities/ towns and the other showing counties. A driving distance chart marked in miles, miniature map of the United States pinpointing the placement of North Carolina along and a digitized flag of the State are other interesting details of the map. It also has a useful legend which explains the symbol of urban concentration, primary and secondary roads, airport location, state boundaries and much more.

  • Where is North Carolina on the map?

    The state of North Carolina is located in the south eastern region of the United States. South Carolina and Georgia borders the state to the south and southwest. Tennessee is placed on the west and Virginia to the north. The Atlantic Ocean marks the coastal boundary on the eastern side of the state.

  • Region Location on the map of North Carolina

    According to the USCB the State of North Carolina is located in the South Region in South Atlantic division 5, along with Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • Time Zone in North Carolina

    North Carolina falls under the Eastern Time Zone and observes the Eastern Standard Time (EST) which is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

  • ZIP Code of North Carolina

    The Range of Zip codes in North Carolina is from 27006-28909.

    North Carolina Zip Code Map
  • Counties Divisions

    North Carolina is divided into 100 counties. Mecklenburg is the biggest in terms of population concentration and Dare County is the largest in terms of land area.

Major cities of North Carolina

The map is furnished with 8 detailed insets. The city layout of Fayetteville, Wilmington, Asheville and Charlotte are elaborated with latest street information, points of interest, parks and natural spaces. The two major metropolitans of the state are also depicted in separate frames. It Includes combined statistical areas of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill and Greensboro–Winston-Salem. The primary physical region of North Carolina is located in Western North Carolina which is also elaborated in an inset along with The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park of the region.

  • Charlotte

    Charlotte is located in the plateau region of North Carolina and is the most populous city of the state. It is the seat of Mecklenburg County and is marked as a “Global City”. Charlotte has 199 neighborhoods. Prominent landmarks of the city include Park Road Park, Little Sugar Creek, San Antonio RiverWalk, Churches, museums, zoos, aquariums and universities. Elaborate transportations networks of the city include Interstate highways 85,77and 277, national highways, state highways, state roads, freeways, tollways, intersections and thoroughfares, railroads, and airports.

  • Fayetteville

    The “ All American City” of Fayetteville, is the seat of Cumberland County. The city is located between the Atlantic coastal plains and Piedmont plateau in the Sandhills of North Carolina. It has a large defense industry like Lockheed Martin and Boeing. Points of interest marked on the inset include historical sites, museums, parks and recreational. The largest military installation of the nation, Fort Bragg is also notably marked. Interstate highway 95 and 295 serve the city along with All American freeway and Martin Luther King Jr Freeway. Other state routes and US highways are also numbered and drawn out elaborately.

  • Wilmington

    The Port city of Wilmington is located in the coastal region of North Carolina. It is the eight most populous city of the state and the seat of New Hanover County. The city is named after the 1st Earl of Wilmington. The city boasts of a large historical district which includes major sites like George Davis Monument, The Bellamy Mansion, The Temple of Israel, The Murchison Building. Museums, parks, recreational, Carolina Beach, Arlie Gardens and Kure Beach are also marked on the inset. The city is served with interstate40 and 140 along with several state routes and US highways. Passenger railroads are also drawn out for reference.

  • Asheville

    Asheville is the 12th most populous city and the seat of Buncombe County. It is located on the Blue Ridge Mountain ranges at the confluence of Swannanoa River and French Broad River. Architectural delights like the City Hall, Basilica of St Lawrence and Montford Historic district are marked notably on the frame. Other landmarks include museums, universities, Utility centers, recreational areas, Blue Ridge Parkway, Arras, the tallest structure in Asheville and parks. The city is served with Interstate 40, 26 and 240 along with US routes and state highways. Transportation network is numbered for easy identification. Airport locations and railroads are also indicated with clarity.

  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Statistical Area

    This metropolitan statistical area of North Carolina is commonly known as the Research Triangle. It is so named because it houses three major research universities of the state. It is located in the piedmont region and includes 9 counties. It is the second most populous Statistical area of the state and includes primary municipalities like Raleigh the state Capital, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill. The area has a large number of universities like Campbell University, Duke University, North Carolina State University and more. The triangle is served with interstate highways 40, 85 and 87 which are numbered and can be identified at a glance. Other primary and secondary roads, state highways, national highways, freeways and intersections are also indicated with clarity.

  • Greensboro–Winston-Salem Statistical Area

    The area commonly known as the Piedmont Triad is located in the north central region of North Carolina. This statistical area encompasses 12 counties and the primary cities include Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. The Triad area has large tobacco, furniture and textile businesses. Several protected areas can also be located within the Piedmont Triad. Blue Ridge Parkway, Deep River Trail, Guilford Courthouse Military park are some of the areas which can be easily identified on the frame. There is an extensive network of highways interlinking the area. All highways are specifically numbered and color coded. Interstate 40 is the primary east west route whereas interstate 73 is the primary north- south route. Airport locations are also marked out on the frame.

  • Western North Carolina

    Western North Carolina includes the Appalachian Ranges and is often called the Mountain Region of the state. This area contains very few urban settlements. Asheville is the largest city of this region and also the commercial hub. There are three sub-regions of this area. The High Country sub-region boasts of the most popular Ski resorts. It also has many historical and attractive natural formations. The Tennessee Valley sub-region is located in the westernmost part. Asheville is the major hub of this region. The Foothill sub-region is an area between the Piedmont Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains. It contains the South Mountains, Brushy Mountains and Stone Mountain State Park. The three main interstate highways that serve this region are 77, 40 and 26. All other state highways, national highways, parkways rail routes and airport locations are also marked on the frame for quick reference.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    The Great Smoky Mountain is a part of the Blue Ridge Mountain Ranges which is a part of the larger Appalachian Chain. It is the most visited national park of the nation and is the one of its largest protected areas. The Appalachian trail passes through the center of the park. The two main visitors’ centers Sugarland and Oconaluftee can be easily located on the inset. Other attractions of the park include historical sites like Cades Cove, Roaring Fork and Elkmont. Hiking trails are also marked out on the inset for quick reference. The main park entrance is located along US Highway 441.

Information Bites

North Carolina is the 28th largest and the 9th most populous state of the USA. The State derives its name from the Latin “Carolus” meaning Charles after King Charles I of England. North Carolina is the leading producer of Flue-cured Tobacco, a type of cigarette tobacco and sweet potatoes.


This comprehensive map poster is ideal for reference use because of its accurate data and clear depiction of the State’s urban and physical layout.

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SKU globeturner-GT056_ST_NC_16-1
Flat Size 27.5 x 21.75 in
Publication Date 2016
Publisher Name Globe Turner
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