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For alternative meanings see: Norfolk (disambiguation)
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
Other towns and villages
Acle, Attleborough, Aylsham Bacton, Banham, Beeston, Belton, Blakeney, Bradenham, Bradfield, Brancaster, Brancaster Staithe, Bressingham, Briston, Brooke, Brumstead (Brunstead), Brundall, Burgh Castle, Burnham Deepdale, Burnham Market, Burnham Norton, Burnham Overy Staithe, Burnham Overy Town, Burnham Thorpe, Buxton Lamas Caister, Castle Acre, Castor, Chedgrave, Clenchwarton, Cley next the Sea, Cockley Cley, Colkirk, Coltishall, Cromer Denver, Dersingham, Dilham, Diss, Downham Market East Dereham, East Ruston Fakenham, Fincham Gorleston, Great Yarmouth Halvergate, Hanworth, Happisburgh, Harleston, Heacham, Hemsby, Hilgay, Holkham, Holme-next-the-Sea, Holt, Hopton-on-Sea, Horning, Horsham St. Faith, Horsey, Hoveton, Hunstanton King's Lynn Langham, Loddon, Lower Street (Horning), Lower Street (Mundesley), Ludham, Ludham Bridge Merton, Middleton, Morston, Morton, Mundesley New Houghton, Newton St. Faith, North Creake, North Walsham Old Catton, Oulton, Ovington, Oxwick Paston, Potter Heigham Rackheath, Reedham, Reepham Sandringham, Sea Palling, Sheringham, Smallburgh, Snettisham, South Creake, Sprowston, Stalham, Stiffkey Sutton, Swaffham, Swafield Taverham, Terrington St. Clement, Thetford, Thorpe Market, Thorpe St. Andrew, Thurne Upton Waxham, Walsingham Wells-next-the-Sea, Welney, Weybourne, Whissonsett, Winterton-on-Sea, Woodbastwick, Worstead, Wroxham, Wymondham
Places of interest The Norfolk Broads -- part of The Broads National Park North Norfolk Heritage Coast Norfolk Wildlife Trust National Nature Reserves in Norfolk Norfolk Windmills Trust; see also: windpump Norfolk wherry - a black-sailed trader Norfolk village signs Norfolk hawker - a dragonfly Blickling Hall, Felbrigg Hall, Oxburgh Hall - National Trust Sheringham Park - National Trust Walsingham Abbey and Shrine Wymondham Abbey (see also Historic houses in England) Long distance footpaths: Angles Way, Bure Valley Way, Fen Rivers Way, Great Eastern Pingo Trail, Marriott's Way, Nar Valley Way, North Norfolk Coastal Path, Paston Way, Peddars Way, Tas Valley Way, Weavers Way RSPB reserves ( Royal Society for the Protection of Birds): Heritage railways: Castle Museum, Norwich Castle Acre Priory Holkham Hall
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AllRefer.com - Norfolk, county, England (British And Irish Political Geography) - Encyclopedia (286 words)
The region is one of flat, fertile farmlands, with a long, low coast bordering on the North Sea and the Wash. The principal rivers are the Ouse, the Bure, the Yare and its tributary the Wensum, and the Waveney.
Norfolk produces cereal and root crops and supports extensive breeding of cattle and poultry.
After the Anglo-Saxon invasion of England, Norfolk became a part of the kingdom of East Anglia, the home of the "north folk" of that region (thus its name).
Norfolk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (318 words)
Norfolk (pronounced NOR-f'k) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England.
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".
The regional capital of Norfolk is the city of Norwich.
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