Norfolk

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Norfolk
Image:EnglandNorfolk.png
Geography
Status:Ceremonial & Administrative County
Region:East of England
Area:
- Total
- Admin. council
Ranked 5th
5,371 km²
Ranked 5th
Admin HQ:Norwich
ISO 3166-2:GB-NFK
ONS code:33
NUTS 3:UKH13
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
Ranked 25th
810,695
151 / km²
Ranked 8th
Ethnicity:98.5% White
Politics
Arms of Norfolk County Council
Norfolk County Council
http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/
Executive:Conservative
Members of Parliament

Richard Bacon, Henry Bellingham, Charles Clarke, Christopher Fraser, Ian Gibson, Norman Lamb, Keith Simpson, Anthony Wright

Districts
Image:NorfolkNumbered.png
  1. Norwich
  2. South Norfolk
  3. Great Yarmouth
  4. Broadland
  5. North Norfolk
  6. King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  7. Breckland

Norfolk (pronounced NOR-f'k) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. It has borders with Lincolnshire to the west, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest and with Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea coast, including The Wash. The Angles, for whom East Anglia and England itself are named, settled in this area in the 5th century and later became the "north folk" and the "south folk", hence, "Norfolk" and Suffolk". As with all English counties, a rich history exists

The regional capital of Norfolk is the city of Norwich. Other large towns include King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth.

The influence of the Early English settlers can be seen in the many "thorpes", "tons" and "hams" of placenames.

The highest point of the county is Beacon Hill at exactly 100m. It is the highest point of the Cromer Ridge, a ridge of old glacial moraines that stands next to the coast above Cromer.

For a list of villages, towns and cities see the List of places in Norfolk.

Places of interest

See also



United Kingdom | England | Ceremonial counties of England Flag of England

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