Raleigh Durham North Carolina City Guide


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Raleigh-Durham Area Profile

Raleigh-Durham is not a single city, but two separate ones in the state of North Carolina that form a single metro area. The Raleigh-Durham area includes Research Triangle Park, the largest research park in the world with companies such as General Electric, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, GlaxoSmithKline, and many many others. It was created in 1959 by Duke University and the University of North Carolina. Because of Research Triangle Park, the Raleigh-Durham area has a wealth of hotels and restaurants to serve tourists, employees, and conventioneers alike.

Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and has about 325,000 residents, according to the 2004 US census. It's one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Durham North Carolina is the home of Duke University and North Carolina Central University. It has a vibrant art and cultural community, including jazz and blues festivals, a yearly gay and lesbian film festival, and the American Dance Festival.

Raleigh-Durham Area Facts at a Glance:

  • Politically, the Raleigh-Durham area is predominately democratic and has a long history of alliances between African Americans and progressive whites.
  • The Raleigh-Durham area has a very low homicide rate.
  • Due to the number of colleges and universities in the area, NCAA sports are very popular in the Raleigh-Durham area.
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