Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. It is the county seat of Cumberland County, and is best known as the home of Fort Bragg, a U.S. Army post located northwest of the city. It currently ranks as the sixth-largest municipality in North Carolina. Fayetteville is located in the Sandhills in the western part of the Coastal Plain region, on the Cape Fear River. The Fayetteville metropolitan area is the largest in southeastern North Carolina, and the fifth-largest in the state. Suburban areas of metro Fayetteville include Hope Mills, Spring Lake, Raeford, Stedman, and Eastover.