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Raleigh, North Carolina
State capital and city
City of Raleigh
Clockwise from top left: NC State bell tower, the North Carolina State Capitol, houses in Boylan Heights, houses in Historic Oakwood, statue of Sir Walter Raleigh, skyline of the downtown, Fayetteville Street, and the warehouse district
Clockwise from top left: NC State bell tower, the North Carolina State Capitol, houses in Boylan Heights, houses in Historic Oakwood, statue of Sir Walter Raleigh, skyline of the downtown, Fayetteville Street, and the warehouse district
Flag of Raleigh, North Carolina
Flag
Official seal of Raleigh, North Carolina
Seal
Nickname(s): 
"City of Oaks"
Location in Wake County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Wake County and the state of North Carolina.
Raleigh, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Location in North Carolina, United States & North America
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Raleigh, North Carolina is located in the United States
Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina (the United States)
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Raleigh, North Carolina is located in North America
Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina (North America)
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Coordinates: 35°46′N 78°38′W / 35.767°N 78.633°W / 35.767; -78.633Coordinates: 35°46′N 78°38′W / 35.767°N 78.633°W / 35.767; -78.633[1]
Country  United States
State  North Carolina
Counties Wake, Durham
Chartered December 31, 1792
Named for Sir Walter Raleigh
Government
[2]
 • Type Council–Manager
 • Mayor Nancy McFarlane (I)
 • Council
Members
  • Russ Stephenson (D)
  • Nicole Stewart (D)
  • Richard Thompson (D)
  • David Cox (D)
  • Corey Branch (D)
  • Kay Crowder (D)
  • Stefanie Mendell (D)
Area
 • State capital and city 144.8 sq mi (375 km2)
 • Land 142.8 sq mi (369 km2)
 • Water 2.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
Elevation
315 ft (96 m)
Population
 (2010)[3]
 • State capital and city 403,892
 • Estimate 
(2017)[4]
464,758
 • Density 3,284/sq mi (1,268/km2)
 • Urban
1,012,994
 • MSA
1,337,331 (44th)
 • CSA
2,201,103(29th)
Demonym(s) Raleighite
Time zone UTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
27601, 27603, 27604, 27605, 27606, 27607, 27608, 27609, 27610, 27612, 27613, 27614, 27615, 27616, 27617
Area code(s) 919, 984
FIPS code 37-55000[5]
GNIS feature ID 1024242[1]
Major airport RDU
Interstate Highways I-40, I-87, I-440, I-540
Other major highways US 1, US 64, US 70, US 401, NC 50, NC 540
Website raleighnc.gov