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Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina, the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is known as the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Raleigh occupies a total area of 144.0 square miles, of which 142.9 square miles is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), or 0.76%, is covered by water. The Neuse River flows through the northeast end of the city.
Raleigh is located in the northeast central region of North Carolina, where the Piedmont and Atlantic Coastal Plain regions meet. This area is known as the “fall line” because it marks the elevation inland at which waterfalls begin to appear in creeks and rivers. As a result, most of Raleigh features gently rolling hills that slope eastward toward the state’s flat coastal plain. Its central Piedmont location situates Raleigh about two hours west of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, by car and four hours east of the Great Smoky Mountains. The city is 155 miles (249 km) south of Richmond, Virginia, 263 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 150 miles (240 km) northeast of Charlotte, North Carolina.