Greensboro is a city in North Carolina, USA. It’s the 3rd most densely populated city in North Carolina, and the 68th most densely populated city in the USA. It’s the main county seat for Guildford County and is also the largest city in the county. It has a population of more than 285,000, and encompasses some 63,000 families. The city has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and short, cool winters. It maintains a sister-city connection with the following places: Montbeliard (France), Buiucani sector (Moldova) and Yingkou (China).
Greensboro has been occupied for thousands of years, and was home to Quaker migrants who settled in the area in around 1750. Many of these original settlers set up local religious services, and formed community groups. With that, the city’s population began to grow, and, before long, Greensboro was the most important Quaker hub in North Carolina.
In 1840, Greensboro was designated a spot on a new railroad line, and continued to grow rapidly as a result. This transport link greatly improved access to Greensboro, and led to it being nicknamed the Gate City. At this point in time, Greenboro was home to various textile companies, which continued trading into the 21st century.
Today, Greensboro is home to such textile businesses as Galey & Lord, Unifi and VF Corporation – which represents the brands Lee, Wrangler, North Face and Nautica. Its popular attractions include the Greensboro Science Center, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, the Greensboro Child Museum and the Greensboro History Museum. Other sites worth visiting include The Greensboro Arboretum and the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
Greensboro is served by trains, taxis and long distance buses. A daily Amtrak service runs from Greensboro to cities including New York, Baltimore Richmond, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. The closest airport to Greensborough is Piedmont Triad International Airport.
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