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This is the Umbrella Project Page for Norfolk, England.

Norfolk

  • Administrative centre Norwich
  • County Flower - Common Poppy
  • People from Norfolk are called - Nor-folk ?

Norfolk is a non-metroplitan county in the east of England. It is bordered by Lincolnshire to the west; Cambridgeshire to the west and south west and Suffolk to the south. The Wash borders the north west of the county and the North Sea is to the north and east. Norfolk is the fifth largest Ceremonial County in England. With a population of 850 000 and an area of 5 371km2 it has a population density of 155 people per square kilometre.

The city of Norwich is the county town where the Norfolk County Council is based.

Divisions and environments

The area under the control of the county council, or shire county, is divided into a number of local government districts or boroughs which are:

  • Norwich
  • South Norfolk District
  • Great Yarmouth Borough
  • Broadland District
  • North Norfolk District
  • King's Lynn and West Nofolk Borough
  • Breckland District

Cities and Towns by population size: (2001 census)

  • Norwich - 259,100
  • Great Yarmouth - 71,700
  • King's Lynn - 43,100
  • Thetford - 21,588
  • Dereham - 15,659
  • Wymondham - 12,539

For Information about research in the County, including lists of people of renown connected to Norfolk and Families Researched on Geni go to Norfolk - Family Heads

For Famous or Notable People from Norfolk visit Norfolk - Famous People

For Historical information about Lancashire visit Historic Norfolk - including Historical figures, Gentry and political figures connected to Lancashire.

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Please do not add the profiles off all your Norfolk born ancestors to this project or the People connected to Norfolk. Rather add the earliest known person of a Norfolk family to the 'Norfolk - Family Heads project.

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