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North Carolina Regions


The western part of the state is the Mountain region. It is smaller in area than the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. The elevation in this region reaches to more than one mile high.


The Piedmont is the middle region of the state, located between the Coastal Plain and the Mountain regions.

Coastal Plains

North Carolina’s Coastal Plain is low, flat land along the Atlantic Ocean. It is often divided into two parts – the Outer Coastal Plain and the Inner Coastal Plain.