The capital of North Carolina is Raleigh. As of 2014, the city has a population of about 432,000 and a land area of 115.6 square miles. It was named after Sir Walter Raleigh and is the county seat of Wake County.
The capitol building in Raleigh is topped by a copper dome and is considered one of the United States' best examples of a public building created in the Greek Revival style. Raleigh is also home to North Carolina State University and is part of the Research Triangle area that includes the cities Durham and Chapel Hill. One of Raleigh's most famous former residents is President Andrew Johnson.