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Raleigh, United States

Raleigh is the capital of the U.S. state of North Carolina.  The city’s founding fathers called Raleigh the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees, and dedicated themselves to maintaining the area’s wooded tracts and grassy parks.

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Airport:

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Journey Time to City Centre:

25 minutes

Time Zone:

Standard Time GMT -5; Daylight Saving Time: GMT -4 (U.S. Eastern Time)

Currency:

US Dollar

Voltage:

110V 60Hz

Population:

1,690,557

Language(s):

English

Dialing Code:

1919

Weather/Climate:

Raleigh has a humid subtropical climate, with generally moderate temperatures during spring and autumn. Summers are typically warm to hot and winters are cold and wet.

Major Attractions:

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Shelley Lake Park, Historic Oakwood, William B. Umstead State Park, Artspace, North Carolina State Capitol, Marbles Kids Museum, J.C. Raulston Arboretum