Charlotte (North Carolina)

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Coordinates 35°13′38″N 80°50′35″W
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Mecklenburg
Settled 1755
Incorporated 1768
Named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Elevation 761 ft (232 m)
Demonym(s) Charlottean
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP codes 28201-28237, 28240-28247, 28250, 28253-28256, 28258, 28260-28262, 28265-28266, 28269-28275, 28277-28278, 28280-28290, 28296-28297, 28299
Area codes 704, 980
FIPS code 37-12000
International airport Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Public transportation Charlotte Area Transit System
Government (Type) Council-manager
Government (Body) Charlotte City Council
Government (Mayor) Vi Lyles (D)
Government (City) 309.25 sq mi (800.94 km2)
Government (Land) 307.26 sq mi (795.80 km2)
Government (Water) 1.98 sq mi (5.14 km2)
Area (City) 309.25 sq mi (800.94 km2)
Area (Land) 307.26 sq mi (795.80 km2)
Area (Water) 1.98 sq mi (5.14 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 874,579
Population (2020) (Rank) 16th in the United States 1st in North Carolina
Population (2020) (Density) 2,846.38/sq mi (1,098.99/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 2,660,329 (23rd)

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Charlotte (/ˈʃɑːrlət/SHAR-lət) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont region, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. The population was 874,579 as of the 2020 census, making Charlotte the 16th-most populous city in the U.S., the seventh most populous city in the South, and the second most populous city in the Southeast behind Jacksonville, Florida. The city is the cultural, economic, and transportation center of the Charlotte metropolitan area, whose 2020 population of 2,660,329 ranked 23rd in the U.S. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2020 census-estimated population of 2,846,550.

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