Raleigh (North Carolina)

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Coordinates 35°46′N 78°38′W
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Wake, Durham
Chartered December 31, 1794
Named for Sir Walter Raleigh
Elevation 315 ft (96 m)
Demonym(s) Raleighite
Time zone UTC−05:00 (EST)
ZIP Codes 27601, 27603, 27604, 27605, 27606, 27607, 27608, 27609, 27610, 27612, 27613, 27614, 27615, 27616, 27617
Area code(s) 919, 984
FIPS code 37-55000
GNIS feature ID 1024242
International airport Raleigh–Durham International Airport
Interstate Highways I-40, I-87, I-440, I-540
Other major highways US 1, US 64, US 70, US 401, NC 50, NC 540
Public Transit GoRaleigh GoTriangle
Website raleighnc.gov
Government (Type) Council–Manager
Government (Body) Raleigh City Council
Government (Mayor) Mary-Ann Baldwin (D)
Government (Council) Members Jonathan Melton At-Large (D)Nicole Stewart At-Large (D)Patrick Buffkin (A) (D)David Cox (B) (D)Corey Branch (C) (D)Stormie Forte (D) (D)David Knight (E) (U)
Government (State capital city) 147.64 sq mi (382.38 km2)
Government (Land) 146.54 sq mi (379.55 km2)
Government (Water) 1.09 sq mi (2.83 km2)
Area (State capital city) 147.64 sq mi (382.38 km2)
Area (Land) 146.54 sq mi (379.55 km2)
Area (Water) 1.09 sq mi (2.83 km2)
Population (2020) (State capital city) 467,665
Population (2020) (Rank) 41st in the United States 2nd in North Carolina
Population (2020) (Density) 3,191.38/sq mi (1,232.16/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 1,413,982 (42nd)

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Raleigh (/ˈrɑːli/; RAH-lee) is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States. It is the second-most populous city in North Carolina, tenth-most populous city in the Southeast, 41st-most populous city in the U.S., and the largest city of the Research Triangle metro area. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. The city covers a land area of 147.6 square miles (382 km2). The U.S. Census Bureau counted the city's population as 474,069 in 2020. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day Dare County.

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