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Quick Facts About the City of Raleigh
  • Founded/incorporated in 1792 and is the capital of the state of North Carolina
  • The city’s nickname is “City of Oaks” due to the many oak trees that line its streets.
  • The city is known for its vibrant culture and rich in history.
  • Raleigh is home to a number of universities and colleges including North Carolina State University, William Peace University and Shaw University.
  • The city is also known for its parks and green spaces such as Pullen Park and the Raleigh Rose Garden.
  • Raleigh is a major center for technology, research, and innovation, with a number of major companies and startups based in the area.
  • The city is also known for its food and drink scene, with a number of popular restaurants and breweries.
  • Raleigh’s population as of 2023: 472,540

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