Charlotte, North Carolina
City of Charlotte
From top to bottom, left to right: Charlotte skyline, UNC Charlotte, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Spectrum Center, Bank of America Stadium, Romare Bearden Park
From top to bottom, left to right: Charlotte skyline, UNC CharlotteNASCAR Hall of FameSpectrum CenterBank of America StadiumRomare Bearden Park
Flag of Charlotte, North Carolina
Flag
Nicknames: 
The Queen City , The QC, The Hornet's Nest
Location within Mecklenburg County
Location within Mecklenburg County
Charlotte is located in North Carolina
Charlotte
Charlotte
Location within North Carolina
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Coordinates: 35°13′38″N 80°50′35″W
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CountryUnited States United States
StateNorth Carolina North Carolina
County Mecklenburg
Settled1755
Incorporated1768
Named forCharlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Government
 • TypeCouncil-manager
 • BodyCity Council of Charlotte, North Carolina
 • MayorVi Lyles (D)
Area
 • City305.4 sq mi (771 km2)
Elevation761 ft (232 m)
Population 
 • City731,424
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
859,035 (US: 17th)
 • Density2,400/sq mi (950/km2)
 • Urban
1,249,442 (38th)
 • Metro
2,474,314 (22nd)
Demonym(s)Charlottean
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28201-28237, 28240-28247, 28250, 28253-28256, 28258, 28260-28262, 28265-28266, 28269-28275, 28277-28278, 28280-28290, 28296-28297, 28299
Area codes704980
FIPS code37-12000[3]
Websitecharlottenc.gov