Charlotte, North Carolina, is the most populous city in the state. The county seat of Mecklenburg County and home to about 874,500 people, it is the cultural, economic, and transportation center of the Charlotte metropolitan area, which has about 2,846,500 people. It is near the Catawba River and Lake Norman, which contribute to a humid, subtropical climate.
North Carolina, the 28th largest state in the U.S., is in the Southeastern region. Virginia, the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee share borders with this state. Its state capital is Raleigh and the largest city is Charlotte. The elevation falls from the Appalachian Mountains to the Piedmont and Atlantic coastal plain. About 10,453,948 people live here.