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Encyclopedia > Norfolk, Ontario
Norfolk County

Norfolk (pronounced 'nor-foke') is a county on Lake Erie in southwestern Ontario. The county seat is Simcoe.


Norfolk's history has been closely associated with that of the neighbouring Haldimand County. Norfolk was first created as a county in 1792. In 1800, Haldimand was formed from a portion of Norfolk. The two counties were separate until 1974, when they were reunited as the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk.


In 2001, the counties were separated again. Although they both retain the name "county" for historical reasons, each is governed as a single municipality, with no formal level of government below that of the county, and thus neither is a true county.


In January 2005, the county unveiled a new coat of arms which included natural symbols associated with the county: Hooded Warblers, a Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) and an Eastern Dogwood flower.


Demographics of Norfolk County (according to Statistics Canada 2001 census)
Population: 60,847
Area: 1606.95 sq. km.
Pop. Density: 37.95 people per sq. km.
Growth Rate (1996-2001): 0.5%
Total Private Dwellings: 25359
Median income of persons of age 15 or older: 20,429
Average earnings of all persons with earnings: 27,805
Religion:
- Protestant: 55.0%
- Catholic: 25.3%
- No religious affiliation: 16.8%
- Christian (no denomination specified): 2.0%
- (Religions with less than 1% are not listed here.)

Mayor: Rita Kalmbach


Surrounding Municipalities:

  • Bayham
  • Tillsonburg
  • Norwich
  • Haldimand County
  • Brant County
  • Six Nations

Communities in Norfolk

  • Courtland
  • Delhi
  • Langton
  • Port Dover
  • Port Rowan
  • Simcoe
  • Turkey Point
  • Vittoria
  • Waterford

External Link

  • County web site (http://www.norfolkcounty.on.ca/)


Census Divisions of Ontario
Counties of Ontario: Bruce | Dufferin | Elgin | Essex | Frontenac | Grey | Haliburton | Hastings | Huron | Lambton | Lanark | Leeds and Grenville | Lennox and Addington | Middlesex | Northumberland | Perth | Peterborough | Prescott and Russell | Renfrew | Simcoe | Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry | Wellington
Regional Municipalities of Ontario: Durham | Halton | Muskoka | Niagara | Oxford | Peel | Waterloo | York
Single Tier Municipalities of Ontario: Brant | Brantford | Chatham-Kent | Greater Sudbury | Haldimand | Hamilton | Kawartha Lakes | Norfolk | Ottawa | Prince Edward | Toronto
Separated municipalities - Historic counties of Ontario
Districts of Ontario: Algoma | Cochrane | Kenora | Manitoulin | Nipissing | Parry Sound | Rainy River | Sudbury | Thunder Bay | Timiskaming

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Norfolk County, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (619 words)
Norfolk County (pronounced IPA: /'noʊr:fəʊk/) is a city-status single-tier municipal government on the north shore of Lake Erie in southwestern Ontario.
Norfolk was first created as a county in 1792.
Surrounding its many small communities is some the most fertile land in Ontario with a mild climate and lengthy growing season, the region has long been the centre of the 'Tobacco Belt', but many farmers have beguin the process of diversifying their crop selections to include Lavendar and Hazelnuts as tobacco consumption continues to decrease.
Simcoe, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (501 words)
It is located at the junction of Highway 3, at Highway 24, due south of Brantford, Ontario, and accessible to Hamilton by nearby Ontario provincial highway 6.
It was named after the first Lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (Ontario), John Graves Simcoe; The community of Simcoe should not be confused with Simcoe County, located on the north shore of Lake Simcoe, of the many places he is named after in Ontario.
Growth in the town continues at a slow pace, although the addition of a new Toyota parts plant is expected to accelerate that.
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