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Durham Essential Info


Durham is a city of 228,330 inhabitants in central North Carolina in the United States. It is known best for being home to Duke University, Research Triangle Park, and a thriving health care industry. Durham and the neighboring cities of Raleigh and Chapel Hill form the Triangle, sometimes referred to as a Family of Communities.

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  1. The barcode was pioneered in Durham’s Research Triangle Park.
  2. The Duke Lemur Center in Durham has the largest sanctuary for prosimian primatesalso kown as lemurs, outside of Madgascar.
  3. Durham is “City of Medicine” for its contributions to the industry.
  4. Durham was named after Dr Bartlett Snipe Durham’s family name.
  5. Durham’s Train Trestle Bridge is the toughest bridge in the world.

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