Charlotte’s Top Online Questions Revealed by ASK.com

From questions about the city’s origins to the Panthers’ chances for success in 2010, people in Charlotte have a ton of questions about their beloved Queen City – questions that have undoubtedly shifted and changed as the city has experienced growth to reflect the most pertinent ponderings on locals’ minds.

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 and is now revealing the top-10 questions asked about Charlotte.

How many do YOU know the answers to???

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 andMyrtle Beach in South Carolina. The nearest beach would be around a 4 hour drive from Charlotte, which is about 178 miles fromMyrtle 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 and how much does it cost?
Charlotte Restaurant Week is going on now – Friday, July 16 – Sunday, July 25, 2010. The cost is $30 for a 3-course prix fix dinner menu.

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