Ask.com’s top 10 questions about Charlotte
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by Matthew Tyndall
From questions about the upcoming Restaurant Week to the Panthers’ chances for success in 2010, folks in Charlotte have a ton of questions about their beloved Queen City.
Ask.com, a question and answer site that receives more than 1 million specific questions everyday, has been monitoring these ponderings for the past month. What is you top questions about Charlotte?
Top Questions Asked about Charlotte on Ask.com
1. What county is Charlotte, North Carolina in?
Charlotte, North Carolina is located in Mecklenburg County.
2. What is the population of Charlotte, North Carolina?
The population in Charlotte is approximately 756,912.
3. Who owns the Charlotte Bobcats?
Hall of Fame basketball player, Michael Jordan, is the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.
4. What is there to do in Charlotte?
Charlotte has something for everyone, from major sporting events to historic Carolina charm. Charlotte also boasts major shopping centers like SouthPark Mall and Concord Mills, as well as “NoDa” (Arts District north of Uptown), where you’ll find an assortment of cool galleries and a hot lineup of live bands performing almost every evening.
5. What is the closest beach to Charlotte?
The closest beaches to Charlotte, North Carolina are Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina, and the Isle of Palms, Folly Beach and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. The nearest beach would be around a 4 hour drive from Charlotte, which is about 178 miles from Myrtle Beach.
6. Why is Charlotte called the Queen City?
The city is named for Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in Germany, who became the bride of England’s King George III. In 1768, founders named it “Charlotte Town” in an attempt to win favor with the crown.
7. Will the Carolina Panthers be super bowl material this season?
Most experts put them in the middle of the pack, with odds of winning the super bowl ranging from 30/1 to 55/1.
8. Are Justin Bieber concert tickets sold out in Charlotte?
Tickets for the August 8th show at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte are sold out. However, there are still plenty of tickets available via third party resale sites.
9. How much are tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame?
Adult tickets are $19.95. Tickets for children are $12.95.
10. When is the next Charlotte Restaurant Week?
Charlotte Restaurant Week is Friday, July 16 — Sunday, July 25, 2010.