Charlotte is the 20th most-populated city in the United States and the largest city in North Carolina. The Charlotte metropolitan area has around 1.5 million people, making it the 36th largest metro area in the United States.
Traveling around Charlotte is facilitated by the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and getting to and from Charlotte is helped by the close proximity to the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.
National Basketball Association-- Charlotte Bobcats (Charlotte Bobcats Arena)
National Football League-- Carolina Panthers (Bank of America Stadium)
Charlotte is known as being a hub for NASCAR enthusiasts as well.
Charlotte was named after the wife of English King George III, Charlotte Sophia of Medcklenburg-Strelitz.