What is Norfolk?

  • (noun): Port city located in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay; headquarters of the Atlantic fleet of the United States Navy.


Norfolk ( /ˈnɔrfək/) is a low-lying county in the East of England. It has borders with Lincolnshire to the west, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea coast and to the north-west the county is bordered by The Wash. The city of Norwich is the county town at Norfolk which is fifth largest ceremonial county in England, with an area of 5,371 km² (2,074 sq mi). Of the 34 non-metropolitan English counties, Norfolk is the seventh most populous, with a population of 850,800 (mid 2008). However, as a largely rural county it has a low population density, 155 people per square kilometre (or 401 per square mile). Norfolk has about one-thirtieth the population density of central London, the tenth lowest density county in the country, with 38% of the county’s population living in the four major built up areas of Norwich (195,000), Great Yarmouth (67,000), King's Lynn (41,000) and Thetford (22,000). The Broads, a well known network of rivers and lakes, is located towards the county's east coast, extending south into Suffolk. The area has the status of a National Park and is protected by the Broads Authority. Historical sites, such as those in the centre of Norwich, also contribute to tourism.

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USS Soley (DD-707) - 1955–1970
... Destroyer Squadron TWO when they returned to Norfolk, VA on April 9, with Commander Destroyer Flotilla FOUR embarked. 1959 were spent alongside the piers in Norfolk, VA ... Saratoga off the Florida Coast returning to Norfolk, VA in mid-May ...
Norfolk, New York - Communities and Locations in Norfolk
... Grantville – A hamlet in the north part of Norfolk, north of Plumbrook ... Marble Hill – An elevation east of Norfolk village ... Norfolk – The hamlet of Norfolk, north of Norwood on NY-56 ...
USS Soley (DD-707) - Korea
... Soley then departed the Far East on 19 October for Norfolk, but not on a direct route ... and Gibraltar and finally arrived at Norfolk on 12 December 1952 ... Upon her return to Norfolk, she commenced an overhaul and was there from 30 April to 21 August ...
Norfolk And Norwich Festival
... Norfolk Norwich Festival is an arts organisation based in Norwich, England which is primarily responsible for the eponymous international arts festival held in annually ... The Norfolk Norwich Festival is one of the oldest city festivals in England, having been held since 1824 and tracing its roots back further to 1772 ... It was initially conceived as a fundraiser for the Norfolk Norwich Hospital ...