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High Point is in North Carolina. High Point is often referred to as the furniture capital of the world due not only to the large number of furniture manufactures in the area, but also because of the International Home Furnishings Markets held each Spring and Fall. Over 8 million square feet of showroom space is used to draw over 70,000 people from all over the world to each market. This nearly doubles the population of High Point resulting in an economic boom to the entire Triad Area as hotel and motel rooms sell out and many residents rent out rooms, floors, or even their entire home for all or part of the 7 to 10 days during the market period.

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  1. High Point is known as the Furniture Capital of the World.
  2. Fantasia Barrino, 2004 American Idol winner,and Grammy Award winning singer, was born in High Point.
  3. The "World's Largest Chest of Drawers" is in High Point.
  4. The High Point Market remains a centerpiece to High Point's economy and the city's most recognized industry. Its bi-annual trade show is the largest furniture and furnishings industry event in the world.
  5. The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library is home to the world's largest collection of books on the history of furniture and interior design.

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