Norfolk (/ˈnɔːrfək/) is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the north-west, Cambridgeshire to the west and south-west, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea, with The Wash to the north-west. The county town is the city of Norwich. With an area of 2,074 square miles (5,370 km2) and a population of 859,400, Norfolk is a largely rural county with a population density of 401 per square mile (155 per km2). Of the county's population, 40% live in four major built up areas: Norwich (213,000), Great Yarmouth (63,000), King's Lynn (46,000) and Thetford (25,000).[5]

Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast of England
EstablishedAnglo-Saxon period[1]
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Members of Parliament
PoliceNorfolk Constabulary
Ceremonial county
Lord LieutenantThe Lady Dannatt MBE
High SheriffGeorgina Roberts (Lady Roberts of Swaffham)[2][3] (2020–21)
Area5,372 km2 (2,074 sq mi)
  Ranked5th of 48
Population (2021)903,680
  Ranked25th of 48
Density168/km2 (440/sq mi)
Ethnicity96.5% white[4]
Non-metropolitan county
County council
Norfolk County Council
Admin HQNorwich
Area5,372 km2 (2,074 sq mi)
  Ranked5th of 26
  Ranked7th of 26
Density169/km2 (440/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2GB-NFK
ONS code33

Districts of Norfolk
  1. City of Norwich
  2. South Norfolk
  3. Great Yarmouth
  4. Broadland
  5. North Norfolk
  6. King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  7. Breckland

The Broads is a network of rivers and lakes in the east of the county, extending south into Suffolk. The area is protected by the Broads Authority[6] and has similar status to a national park.[7]

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