Wilmington NC is a port city in New Hanover County (southeastern North Carolina, USA), with population around 112,000 (ranking it state's 8th largest). Wilmington metro includes also New Hanover and Pender counties, and has population around 265,000.
Port Wilmington is located on Cape Fear River, which flowis into Atlantic ocean. The port includes general cargo and containership terminals, as well as oil terminal (pier) serving tanker ships. The port is managed by North Carolina State Ports Authority.
Wilmington is located along Cape Fear River. The historic downtown features a mile-long Riverwalk - waterfront are developed as tourist attraction. The riverfront is just minutes away from city's beaches. Residents live between Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. There are four main beach communities located nearby - Carolina Beach, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach, all within 30 min drive from downtown.
Wilmington NC is homeport for USCGC Diligence (cutter). The WW2 battleship USS North Carolina is a war memorial; permanently moored in the port area (across from downtown). Other popular tourist attractions include Cape Fear Museum, various annual sporting and cultural events. here is also EUE Screen Gems Studios (opened 1984, the biggest TV and movie production facility outside California). Its sound stage (Dream Stage 10) is USA's 3rd-largest and houses North America's biggest special-effects water tank.
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