Concord, North Carolina
Concord is a city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
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 of North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west and Virginia to the north. North Carolina contains 100 counties. Its capital is Raleigh, and its largest city is Charlotte...

. According to Census 2010, the city has a current population of 79,066. It is the largest city in Cabarrus County
Cabarrus County, North Carolina
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 131,063 people, 49,519 households, and 36,545 families residing in the county. The population density was 360 people per square mile . There were 52,848 housing units at an average density of 145 per square mile...

and is the county seat
County seat
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. In terms of population, the city of Concord is the second largest city in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area
Charlotte metropolitan area
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. According to the North Carolina State Demographer's Office, Concord is the twelfth largest city in North Carolina. The city was also a winner of the All-America City Award
All-America City Award
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 in 2004. Located near the center of Cabarrus County, it is twenty miles (32 km) northeast of Uptown Charlotte.
Concord is located at 35°24′16"N 80°36′2"W (35.404340, -80.600474).

The city is located in the piedmont
Piedmont (United States)
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 area of North Carolina which is characterized by rolling hills and forest.