About Charlotte


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With an estimated population of 775,202, Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States. Nearly 60 percent of the country’s population lives within a two-hour flight of Charlotte and 6.9 million people live within a 100-mile radius.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is the 6th busiest airport in the world offering more than 143 nonstop-destinations around the globe. CLT oversees 732 flights daily and is served by 7 domestic carriers and 3 foreign flag carriers. As US Airways’ largest hub and the 2nd largest airport on the East Coast, CLT connects passengers to exotic locations throughout the world. Click here to review a complete route map of all the flight departing from or arriving at CLT.

Nicknamed the Queen City, Charlotte and its resident county are named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become queen consort of Great Britain the year before the city’s founding. A second nickname derives from the American Revolutionary War, when British commander General Cornwallis occupied the city but was driven out by hostile residents, prompting him to write that Charlotte was “a hornet’s nest of rebellion”. Residents of Charlotte are referred to as “Charlotteans”.

The Charlotte Region has a major base of energy-oriented organizations and has become known as “Charlotte USA – The New Energy Capital.” In this region there are more than 240 companies directly tied to energy sector collectively. Major energy players in Charlotte include AREVA, Babcock and Wilcox, Duke Energy, Electric Power Research Institute, Fluor, Metso Power, Piedmont Natural Gas, Siemens Energy, Shaw Group, Toshiba, URS Corp., and Westinghouse.

The city is a major U.S. financial center, the second largest financial center by assets following New York City. Charlotte is also home of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Carowinds amusement park, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

Charlotte, like much of the southeastern United States, has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with a daily average in July of 79.6 °F (26.4 °C).


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