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Calabash

Calabash is a small fishing town in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,786 at the 2010 census, up from 711 at the 2000 census. It prides itself as the "Seafood Capital of the World" because of the town's "Calabash-Style" seafood restaurants.Calabash is part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area.GeographyCalabash is located in southwest Brunswick County at . Its southwest border is the South Carolina state line. It is bordered to the northwest by the town of Carolina Shores, and the town of Sunset Beach is to the east. The tidal Calabash River flows through the southern part of the town, leading southwest to the Little River in South Carolina, 3mi upstream from that river's mouth at Little River Inlet on the Atlantic Ocean.The main road through the town is North Carolina Highway 179, leading west to U.S. Route 17 in South Carolina and east by a winding route to Shallotte.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Calabash has a total area of 9.5km2, of which 8.6km2 is land and 0.9km2, or 9.27%, is water.
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