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North Carolina

North Carolina (pronunciation: /ˌnɔːrθ kærəˈlaɪnə/) is a state in the Southeastern United States. The state is named after King Charles I of England, with "Carolina" being Latin for "Charles' land".


The name North Carolina comes from the Latin name Carolus, which translates to Charles in English. The state was named in honor of King Charles I of England. The prefix "North" was added to distinguish it from its southern neighbor, South Carolina.

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  • South Carolina: The state to the south of North Carolina.
  • Southeastern United States: The region of the United States where North Carolina is located.
  • State: A territory with its own government and borders within a larger country, such as North Carolina in the United States.

Health Care in North Carolina

Health care in North Carolina is a significant part of the state's economy and services sector. The state is home to many hospitals, clinics, and medical research institutions. Some of the notable ones include the Duke University Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and the University of North Carolina Health Care system.

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