Charlotte is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont region, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. The city is the cultural, economic, and transportation centre of the Charlotte metropolitan area. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area.
Charlotte is rated Gamma + by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Gamma level cities are cities that link smaller economic regions into the world economy.
Charlotte has a population of over 900,350 people. Charlotte also forms part of the wider Charlotte metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,846,550 people. Charlotte is the #141 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 3.9871 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores per 100,000 city residents.
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