About DurhamDurham, home of Research Triangle Park, Duke University and North Carolina Central University, is known for excellence in medicine, education, research, technology and industry. Major hospitals, including the Duke University Hospital, and a physician-to-population ratio four times greater than the national average, have incorporated “City of Medicine, USA” into its ever-expanding identity. Even its "tobacco town” reputation is still apt in a way; many of the former tobacco factories and warehouses have been converted into mixed-use developments with shops, local restaurants and condominiums. The American Tobacco Complex remains a major downtown landmark with dining and events. Brightleaf Square is a shopping and dining destination.
The Research Triangle Region is an area twice the size of Rhode Island. The term “Triangle” was first used to refer to an area anchored by the state's three major universities—the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University in Raleigh and Duke. It now refers to a six-county metropolitan area and a 13-county state planning region. A 7,000-acre wooded tract of land, 4 miles south of downtown via SR 147, is known as Research Triangle Park and is home to many pharmaceutical and information technology companies.
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