Wilmington is a port city and county seat of New Hanover County, southeastern North Carolina, United States. The city covers a total area of approx 107,4 km2 (41,5 ml2) and has a population of around 112,000 people (2012 census), making it the 8th most populous city in the state.
- Wilmington is also the principal city of Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area, including New Hanover and Pender counties, southeastern North Carolina, which features a population of 263,430 inhabitants (2012 census).
- Wilmington was settled along Cape Fear River by European Americans. Its historic downtown features a one-mile-long Riverwalk, developed as a tourist attraction. In 2014 the riverfront of Wilmington was named "Best American Riverfront". It is just minutes away from the nearby beaches. City residents live between the ocean and the river, with 4 nearby beach communities: Carolina Beach, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach, all within half-hour drives from Wilmington's downtown area.
- In 2003 Wilmington city was designated as a "Coast Guard City" by the US Congress. It is the home port for USCGC Diligence, a USCG medium endurance cutter. The WWII battleship USS North Carolina is currently held as a war memorial; situated across from Wilmington's downtown port area, the vessel is open to public tours.
- City's attractions also include Cape Fear Museum and Wilmington Hammerheads United Soccer Leagues soccer team. UNCW (University of North Carolina Wilmington) provides a variety of programs for adult learners, graduate students and undergraduates, in addition to sports and cultural events open to the community.
- The city of Wilmington homes EUE Screen Gems Studios, the biggest domestic TV and movie production facility located outside of California. The newest sound stage of the facility, "Dream Stage 10," is the 3rd-largest in the US and houses the biggest North American special-effects water tank. After the opening of the studio in 1984, Wilmington city became a prime center of American film and TV production.
- Located on Cape Fear River, flowing into the Atlantic, Wilmington is a sizable port, including private marine terminals and Port of Wilmington, North Carolina State Ports Authority.
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