is a state
in the Southeastern
region of the United States
. The state is the 28th largest
and 9th-most populous
of the United States
. It is bordered by Virginia
to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia
and South Carolina
to the south, and Tennessee
to the west. In the 2020 census
, the state had a population of 10,439,388. Raleigh
is the state's capital
is its largest city.
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