Charlotte is the county seat of Mecklenburg County and, with a population of about 850,000, it is the largest city in the state of North Carolina. One of the interesting things about Charlotte is that the name and nickname of the city itself, as well as the name of the county it's the seat of, are all connected with one person - the wife of King George III of UK
. His wife's name was Charlotte (hence the name and the nickname - Queen City) and Mecklenburg is the name of the German region in which she was born in - The Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. It is one of the fastest growing major cities
in the U. S., with an estimated 1,000,000 people moving to the Charlotte metro in the last two decades alone. This is no major surprise, considering that Charlotte (home of Bank of America) is one of the three major financial centers
in the U. S., only behind New York City and San Francisco, and as such is a migration magnet.