Concord (kon-kord) is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the largest city in Cabarrus County and is the county seat. In terms of population, the city of Concord is the second largest city in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area. 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 in 2004. Located near the center of Cabarrus County, it is twenty miles (32 km) northeast of Uptown Charlotte. Concord is located northeast of Charlotte (the largest city in North Carolina). Concord is the second largest city in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area. It is positioned about half-way between Charlotte and Salisbury. There are several other smaller cities and towns close to Concord, including Kannapolis, China Grove, Landis, Mt. Pleasant, Harrisburg, Midland, and Locust.