Raleigh, NCPosted byJust Go
Raleigh, North Carolina's capital and the headquarters of Wake County, is a city in the United States. Raleigh is nicknamed as the "City of Oaks" because of the numerous oak trees that border the streets in the downtown area. The land area of the city is 147.6 square miles. As of July 1, 2019, the US Census Bureau projected the city's population to be 474,069 people. It is one of the country's fastest-growing cities. Raleigh is named after Walter Raleigh, the founder of the lost Roanoke Colony in what is now Dare County.