12 Facts About Norfolk


Norfolk is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in East Anglia in England.

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The Norfolk economy was "treading water with manufacturing sales and recruitment remaining static in the first quarter of the year" according to research published in April 2018.

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Management policy for the North Norfolk coastline is described in the "North Norfolk Shoreline Management Plan" published in 2006, but has yet to be accepted by local authorities.

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Norfolk is home to Wymondham College, the UK's largest remaining state boarding school.

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Norfolk is administered by Norfolk County Council which is the top tier local government authority, based at County Hall in Norwich.

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In February 2008, the Boundary Committee for England was asked to consider alternative proposals for the whole or part of Norfolk, including whether Norwich should become a unitary authority, separate from Norfolk County Council.

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Much of the county remains rural in nature and Norfolk is believed to have around 200 lost settlements which have been largely or totally depopulated since the medieval period.

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Norfolk is one of the few counties in England that does not have a motorway.

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People from Norfolk are sometimes known as Norfolk Dumplings, an allusion to the flour dumplings that were traditionally a significant part of the local diet.

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Norfolk is a popular tourist destination and has several major holiday attractions.

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Norfolk contains the Broads and other areas of outstanding natural beauty and many areas of the coast are wild bird sanctuaries and reserves with some areas designated as national parks such as the Norfolk Coast AONB.

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Queen's residence at Sandringham House in Sandringham, Norfolk provides an all-year-round tourist attraction whilst the coast and some rural areas are popular locations for people from the conurbations to purchase weekend holiday homes.

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