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is a city in Guilford County, North Carolina. With a population of 270,000 (2011 estimate), Greensboro is the third largest city in North Carolina. It is part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan area, which includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem, and has a total population of over 1.6 million people.
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Greensboro was established around 1808. It was initially spelled Greensborough. The town was founded to take over from another nearby town, Guilford Court House, as the county seat, so that the county courts are located nearer the geographical center of the county. It has grown tremendously since those "early days".
Greensboro is located in the undulating terrain of North Corolina's Piedmont, with the Blue Ridge mountains and the Great Smoky mountains to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Over half the city's population are whites, with African Americans making up some 37% of the population. It also has a significant Vietnamese community who settled in Greensboro since their arrival in the late 1970's as refugees.
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Visiting Greensboro, North Carolina
If you are flying in, land at Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) and then take a taxi to Greensboro. If you are driving, take Interstate 74 from the north or south, I-40 from the east (ie Durham, Raleigh), or from the west (ie Winston-Salem).
Places of Interest in Greensboro, North Carolina
- Animal Discovery Zoological Park
- Blandwood Mansion
- Greensboro Cultural Center at Festival Park
- Greensboro Historical Museum
- Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
- International Civil Rights Center and Museum
- Natural Science Center of Greensboro
- War Memorial Auditorium
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