Charlotte By The Numbers:
Population: 594,359 (city); 801,137 (metro area)
Average January low temperature: 32 degrees F/ 0 degrees C
Average July high temperature: 90 degrees F/ 32 degrees C
Annual rainfall: 43.52 in. (1.1 metres)
Country dialing code: 1
Area codes: 704, 980
Area: 280.5 sq mi/ 629 sq km
Elevation: 795 ft/ 242 metres
Hotel rooms: 30,000
Coordinates: 35°14′N 80°50′W
Major industries: Banking; motor sports
Electricity: 110 volts AC, 50Hz; round two-pin plugs are standard.
Ethnic mix: 58% White; 32% Black; 7% Latino; 3.4% Asian
Time zone: UTC-5 (UTC-4 during Daylight Savings)
Did You Know?
Charlotte is the biggest city between Washington, DC and Dallas, TX. The city is home to more than 700 places of worship, prompting the nickname “the City of Churches”. Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Charlotte include Bank of America
, Goodrich Corporation, Lowe's, and Wachovia. The American Foundation for the Blind dubbed Charlotte the “Most Livable Community for the Visually Impaired".
Charlotte sits amongst the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in a region known as the Carolina Piedmont. Atlanta, GA lies about 227 miles/365 kilometres WSW, Knoxville, TN is about 183 miles/295 kilometres WNW, Richmond, VA 247 miles/397 kilometres NE, and it is 318 miles/512 kilometres east to Myrtle Beach, SC, on the Atlantic coast.