Geography of North Carolina

Can you answer these random questions about the geography of North Carolina?
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With what state does North Carolina share its shortest border?
Georgia
What is the name of the region of the state with three prestigious universities?
Research Triangle
What are the three cities that are home to those universities?
Chapel Hill
Durham
Raleigh
In what county is Charlotte located?
Mecklenburg
What is the slang for someone from North Carolina?
Tar Heel
What is the tallest mountain in North Carolina – as well as Eastern United States?
Mount Mitchell
In what mountain range in which the above is located?
Blue Ridge Mountains
What is the biggest city in western North Carolina?
Asheville
What is the name of North Carolina's barrier islands?
Outer Banks
In what region on those islands did history's first airplane flight take place?
Kitty Hawk
What large sound / lagoon is created by those islands?
Pamlico Sound
What hilly region forms the central third of the state?
Piedmont Plateau
What North Carolina military base is the headquarters of the Army Special Forces?
Fort Bragg
What island was once home to a "Lost Colony" established in 1585?
Roanoke
What national park is located between North Carolina–Tennessee border?
Great Smoky Mountains
For what North Carolina headland is a Robert De Niro thriller named?
Cape Fear
What is the most populous city in North Carolina that is on the coast?
Wilmington
What is the largest reservoir in North Carolina – primarily fed by the Catawba River?
(hint: ancient Norse people of France)
Lake Norman
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