Raleigh is the capital of the province of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is the second-biggest city in the territory of North Carolina, after Charlotte. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its numerous oak trees, which line the lanes in the core of the city.7 The city covers a land zone of 142.8 square miles 370 km sq. . The U.S. Registration Bureau assessed the city's populace as 451,066 starting at July 1, 2015. It is one of the quickest developing urban areas in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who set up the lost Roanoke Colony in introduce day Dare County. Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University NCSU and is a piece of the Research Triangle Park RTP territory, together with Durham home of Duke University and Chapel Hill home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The "Triangle" epithet began after the 1959 formation of the Research Triangle Park.