ⓘ Geography of North Carolina

                                     

ⓘ Geography of North Carolina

The geography of North Carolina falls naturally into three divisions - the Appalachian Mountains in the west, the central Piedmont Plateau, and the eastern Atlantic Coastal Plain. North Carolina covers 53.821 square miles and is 503 miles long by 150 miles wide. The physical characteristics of the state can be pictured as a surface spread out upon a vast declivity, sloping down from the summits of the Smoky Mountains, an altitude of near seven thousand feet, to the ocean level.