North Carolina became a state on November 21, 1789. It was the 12th state to join the USA, and it is one of the original thirteen colonies. North Carolina is called the Tar Heel State and it is located on the Atlantic Ocean. The postal abbreviation for North Carolina is NC. (3-page lesson)
Map of North Carolina
North Carolina is located in the Southeastern part of the United States.
It is next to the Atlantic Ocean.
It shares borders with South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia.
State Flag of North Carolina
The flag of North Carolina is red, white, and blue.
The letters "NC" are in the blue section of the flag.