11 Facts About Greensboro, North Carolina


Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina.

A U.S. state is a constituent political entity of the United States.

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It is the third-largest city by population in North Carolina and the county seat and largest city in Guilford County and the surrounding Piedmont Triad metropolitan region.

The Piedmont Triad is a north-central region of the U.S. state of North Carolina that consists of the area within and surrounding the three major cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point.

A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish.

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As of the 2010 census, the city population was 269,666, and in 2015 the estimated population was 285,342.


Three major interstate highways in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina were built to intersect at this city.


In 1808, "Greensborough" was planned around a central courthouse square to succeed Guilford Court House as the county seat.

Guilford Court House, North Carolina, was the county seat of Guilford County before being replaced by Greensboro in 1808.


The county courts were thus placed closer to the geographical center of the county, a location more easily reached at the time by the majority of the county's citizens, who depended on horse and foot for travel.


In 2003, the previous Greensboro – Winston-Salem – High Point metropolitan statistical area was re-defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.


This region was separated into the Greensboro-High Point MSA and the Winston-Salem MSA.


The 2010 population for the Greensboro-High Point MSA was 723,801.


The combined statistical area of Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point, popularly referred to as the Piedmont Triad, had a population of 1,599,477.

A combined statistical area is composed of adjacent metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas in the United States and Puerto Rico that can demonstrate economic or social linkage.


Among Greensboro's many notable attractions, some of the most popular include the Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe water park, the Greensboro Science Center, the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Greensboro Symphony, the Greensboro Ballet, Triad Stage, the Wyndham Golf Championship, the headquarters of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex which hosts various sporting events, concerts, and other events, the Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic Baseball League, the Carolina Dynamo of the Premier Development Soccer League, the Gate City FC of the National Premier Soccer League, the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA Development League, the Greensboro Roller Derby, and the National Folk Festival.

The Atlantic Coast Conference is a collegiate athletic conference in the United States of America in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association 's Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports.

A water park or waterpark is an amusement park that features water play areas, such as swimming pools, water slides, splash pads, spraygrounds, lazy rivers, or other recreational bathing, swimming, and barefooting environments.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum is located at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art in the southeast with a focus on American art.

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